What Are Cultural Fit and Cultural Add?

Recruiting for Skills, Innovation and Values

Recruiting the right people to your team is one of the most important roles that you'll perform as a manager – and one of the most challenging.

Get it right, and you power your team to fly. Get it wrong, and you can cost your team money, time and resources, and hinder its work.

So, what could be more promising than to hire people who will blend right in and get straight down to work? Both parties would know where they stand, and do what needs to be done without any fuss.

This article looks at why this "cultural fit" approach to recruitment is not always what it's cracked up to be, and proposes an alternative approach: "cultural add."

Cultural Add brings something new to your team.


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