A Peek into Bookmarks on Cultural Fit

Published on 17-03-2015

You know at CompanyMatch we love talking about “Cultural Fit”. This is a selection of articles, infographics and videos we have followed and can’t wait to share with you, arranged by topics.

We all have a list of websites, channels or social media accounts we follow at work. Reasons for doing that could be to stay on top of the latest trends of our industry, or to get inspired by subject-matter experts, or simply to look for quotes to back up our next presentation. And we may do the browsing when we commute to work, or wait for the coffee, or simply pass the time between appointments. Happy to share some of our bookmarks!


Topic 1 What Is Company Culture All About?

Article: On “Culture” – “You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means”.

Matt Buckland, Head of Talent, Forward Partners UK

How many job adverts currently advertise a “great culture”, a “start-up culture” or a “Google-like culture”? It seems as though the only company not shouting about how Google-like their culture is are Google themselves. Matt Buckland reminds us that the ideal job advert is not only attractive to those people you want to hire, but also screens out those you do not.

Infographic: It Really Pays to Have a Rich Company Culture

Eric Siu, CEO, Single Grain

“Culture” has been a buzzword in the corporate world for several years, but can we really say we have a sound grasp of it? Within this infographic, Eric Siu talks us through what company culture is according to the experts, what the staples of a strong company culture are, how company culture makes a big difference and more.

Video: 3 Questions That Will Help Define Your Company Culture

Geoffrey James, Columnist, Inc.

Geoffrey James explains how to properly define your company culture for employees by answering these 3 questions: what do you believe your business is all about, what is a business and last but not least, how do you think of management.

Topic 2 Why Cultural Fit Matters?

Article: Hire for Cultural Fit, Train for the Right IT Skills

Sharon Florentine, Staff Writer, CIO.com

When it comes to hiring, which quality matters more, skill or cultural fit? According to Sharon Florentine, hiring for the right cultural fit can be more important than focusing on technical skills alone. And it can help companies improve employee retention, engagement and loyalty.

Infographic: Hiring Employees that Fit Your Culture

Accounting Principals

Still not convinced why hiring for cultural fit is important? Within this infographic, Accounting Principals looks at all the benefits good cultural fit brings to your people and business and more importantly, all the costs it helps you save.

Video: Culture is Priority One

Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com

If you get the company culture right, the rest will happen naturally. At least this is what Tony Hsieh believes. Within this video, Tony Hsieh shares with us why culture is priority number one at his company. His secret is that by investing resources in the company’s cultural commitment to customer service, the deeply satisfied customers then do the valuable word-of-mouth marketing.

Topic 3: How to assess Cultural Fit?

Article: 5 Ways to Measure Cultural Fit and Avoid a Huge Hiring Mistake

Lou Adler, CEO & Best-selling author, The Adler Group

According to Lou Adler, the importance of assessing cultural fit cannot be understated. It’s not a soft skill. It is the primary driver of motivation and on-the-job performance. Unfortunately, many managers and most companies give it lip service, measuring cultural fit more on personality and presentation skills. Within this article, Lou Adler suggests how you can assess the five dimensions of cultural fit.

Infographic: Hiring Employees that Fit Your Culture

Accounting Principals

Ever wonder how to tell if a candidate is a good fit during an interview? Accounting Principals suggests a list of right questions recruiters should ask to ensure the right cultural fit.

Video: Right Person, Right Role: How to Assess Culture and Role Fit


Within this video, HR leaders from Facebook, Riviera Partners and Zappos are sharing their views on how to conduct a good cultural fit assessment and their best practices.

Still hungry? Check out our blog posts on Cultural Fit as well:

  1. What long-lasting marriages have taught us about Cultural Fit
  2. Capture Top Talent: are you using the right tool?
  3. Employer Branding: have you reached its core?
  4. Good recruiters are breadwinners
  5. Cultural Fit: more than a gut feeling
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