When it comes to recruitment, above anything else aligning candidates to your business’ values and culture is so important. This requires assessing someone’s own values, beliefs and behaviours against your own values and culture to evaluate what constitutes as a good ‘fit’ in a candidate.
In Mark Murphey’s Hire for Attitude reports he states that of the 20,000 new hires 46% of them failed within 18 months and of these 89% left because their attitudes did not align to that of the company. Only 11% failed because of a lack of skills.
It is clear from this report, and so many of our own case studies, that finding a candidate with the same values and vision as your company is so much more important than simply acquiring the right skills. Skills can be taught, behaviour can’t.