Beyond “Culture Fit” in new hire screening

     
It is well known that a predictor of a candidate's future performance is the cultural fit with the new organization. But what Stanford researchers have found is that “what predicts who will stay, who will leave, and who will be fired is not so much initial level of cultural fit as much as their trajectory, the degree to which they adapt. There are important differences between individuals insofar as they are capable of reading cultural code and shifting behaviors accordingly.
 
The researchers call this “enculturability” or simply the adaptability or flexibility towards a new culture.
 

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Article about it here.

Full paper here.

About The Author

Yves Lermusi (aka Lermusiaux) is CEO & co-founder of Checkster. Mr. Lermusi is a well known public speaker and a Career and Talent industry commentator. He is often quoted in the leading business media worldwide, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, and Time Magazine. His articles and commentary are published regularly in online publications and business magazines. Mr. Lermusi was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the Recruiting Industry” and his blog has been recognized as the best third party blog.