Hiring for Fit

You can’t calculate the non-financial cost of someone who doesn’t fit on your team:  you feel it.  So does everyone.  (There’s a financial cost, too.)


Hiring well starts before you even look at a candidate’s qualifications.  What you need:

  • a lightweight template for a “zero-based” needs analysis;
  • techniques to evaluate how well candidates fit your needs;
  • ways to work more productively with recruiters;
  • instruction — and practice — on how to hold a truly strategic interview.

You spend your time and attention when you hire someone; these are your dearest resources.   Some basic shifts in process can help you to optimize how you invest these resources.