Description: Intent on creating a cohesive culture, companies have focused for the past few years on recruiting candidates based less on specific job skills (those can be taught) than on traits like shared values, similar backgrounds, and even personal chemistry with the hiring manager. An unintended consequence: Too much emphasis on cultural fit can lead to a workforce made up of people who all think more or less alike. Over time, that can smother innovation and stymie growth.
Date: Nov 23, 2019
Questions for discussion:
- Summarize what the report says about trends in hiring?
- Do you think this approach makes sense?