Employers, candidates seek the perfect fit
CULTURAL fit has become so important to hiring managers that it now often rates above technical skills in deciding to employ a candidate, recruiting experts Hays says.
And, according to the latest Hays Quarterly Report, employers are not alone in their desire to ensure a good cultural fit.
Candidates, too, are looking for a company that suits them best — and often rank this above the salary on offer.
‘‘ We’ve seen several cases of candidates turning down job offers because they didn’t feel the company culture reflected their longterm career goals,’’ Hays state director Jane Mcneill says. ‘‘ This trend is occurring across both the private and public sectors.’’