Three Ways to Hire for Culture Contribution

Nathan Christensen

Nathan Christensen

The importance of company culture has never been clearer. Often the focus in hiring is on finding candidates who “fit” the culture. But this can create cultural stagnation and undermine company diversity. Instead of focusing on “culture fit,” focus on “culture contribution.” Here are three tips:

1. Define and communicate the culture you are working to build over the next several years and the key ways your current culture needs to evolve to get there.

2. Include a description of your aspirational culture and expectations of culture contribution in your job descriptions.

3. Train your hiring managers on how to incorporate company culture questions into an interview and incorporate culture contribution into your interview feedback template.