Are you finding candidates with the perfect skill set, but just can’t retain them?

Or maybe you’ve found the perfect candidate on paper – one that ticks every item on the required skills list – but they get rejected by the hiring manager? Or, even worse, you’ve ignored your hunch because they’re the dream employee CV-wise, and lived to regret it.

As recruitment specialists, we hear this a lot.

Understandably, this leaves hiring managers and the human resources team frustrated. And out of pocket. Our clients, no matter what they specialise in – be that procurement, buying, supply chain, logistics or HR – spend a lot of their time tracking down the best talent to ensure their company keeps on expanding, progressing, and succeeding. However, the costs of recruiting and onboarding a new employee who doesn’t fit in culturally are often overlooked or underestimated.

“The result of poor culture fit due to turnover can cost an organization between 50-60% of the person’s annual salary”

 – Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The missing item on your interview checklist: cultural fit

In most cases, bad hires arise because a vital part of the recruitment processes jigsaw has been missed – interviewing for culture fit.

Many employers think surely it can’t matter. After all, if someone is good at their job, they’re good at the job.  Right?

But candidates tell us time and time again that they are looking to leave their current company simply because they just don’t get on with their colleagues or fit in with the business culture.

We all spend many hours a week at work – usually more awake hours than we spend out home with our loved ones. So it’s essential that employees get on with their colleagues & find going to work an enjoyable experience.

For example, a process-driven candidate won’t be a good fit in a business that values innovation and flexibility. Likewise, an employee seeking quick career progression won’t hang around where there is no opportunity for promotion.

How to ensure recruit and retain candidates that fit your company’s culture 

If you want your latest employee to stay the course and join you on your company’s road to a bigger, better and brighter future, then it’s imperative you interview not only for skills but culture fit, every time.

As recruitment specialists, we do this day-in, day-out. In fact, it’s what our clients always say sets us apart from the competition: our ability to recruit not just for on-the-job skills but to get underneath the skin of their culture and find candidates that are the perfect fit.

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Are you interviewing for Culture Fit?

 Alternatively, if you need help interviewing for culture fit as well as competencies, why not talk to us about how we can help you find the best candidates for culture fit?  Call us on 0161 825 0825