We often see companies that focus on hiring for a culture fit rather than a culture add. Not only can this be detrimental to diversity efforts, but it can insulate biases that hold teams back from reaching their full potential.
The pandemic challenged this practice. Companies had to restructure operations and find new ways for teams to connect. Leaders had to think differently about employee experience and hiring.
How do we keep that momentum going and build stronger teams? Step one: We must get our hiring priorities nailed down. Enough with culture fit.
After all, why should we pursue what we already have?