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Cultural “Fit”: The Holy Grail of Hiring

Cultural “fit” is often described as the single most critical predictor of success in hiring. In a recent survey, 54% of professionals indicated they had been misled about a company’s culture during their interviews. And, in a related survey of 1,800 former employees, 64% said they left former employers due to a poor cultural fit. In a sophisticated marketplace, how can you tell if the job or candidate will be a good fit for everyone involved? Hire Standard has identified best practices found at employers who feature low turnover rates and high levels of employee satisfaction. Successful work relationships start Read More

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Co-Workers Do Not Have to Be Your Best Friends but You Do Have to Establish a Relationship that Works

The relationships between your co-workers and your close friends are pretty obvious. Generally, friends are your peers. You are most likely similar in age, share common interests, grew up together, they are the company you keep on a personal level and most importantly, you get to decide those that are called friends. Co-workers fall into another category. You do not always get the opportunity to choose who you work alongside, you may not have much in common, you may not even like them very much, you are added to a constructed group with varying degrees of differences and expected to Read More