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Are you being too restrictive with culture?

Posted almost 2 years ago by Lara Lee
Recruitment Insight2

As recruiters who talk about finding the perfect match, it’s pretty ironic of us to say that this person doesn’t need to be a replica of your current team.

Allow us to explain.

When we asked employers on LinkedIn what their biggest recruitment challenge was, 40% responded culture fit.

Don’t get us wrong, having someone who gels with your team dynamic is important, but when recruiting for great talent what is it you’re really looking for?

Is it someone who can fulfil a tick box list? Or is it someone who can bring innovative ideas, fresh perspectives and unique experiences?

Having a team which is comprised of differing perspectives and personalities can create multiple voices which bounce off each other to inspire out of the box thinking. This could make a business more innovative in the long-run, and more competitive in the market.

If you’re too restrictive in your workplace culture and who you hire, it’s likely that you put yourself at risk of hiring someone similar to the talent you already have in place. Though not always a negative, as an employer you should be asking whether you’d benefit from expanding your internal culture to include differing personalities.

As part of our retained service we can help you map out talent which would be the perfect fit for your team by taking the time to listen and understand what your business needs to grow and standout in the market.

For more information about how we can help your recruitment plan, feel free to reach out to a member of our team.

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