One of the things most important in the hiring process is whether or not a prospective hire will be a good cultural fit. It is also one of the most difficult things to measure and predict. But there are certainly some steps any good hiring manager can take to make a new hire as close to a perfect cultural fit as possible.
It All Starts With The Job Description
Believe it or not, like so much about hiring, the first step to finding cultural fit is in the job description itself. Not only does a well-written and accurate job description set expectations of the kinds of work a new hire will be doing, but it can also communicate a certain tone that can shape a candidate’s expectation of corporate culture. Does your company offer free lunch everyday? Do you do happy hours? Is travel or work outside regular business hours required?