cultural fit

Starting a Business

The Four Hiring Challenges Every New Startup Faces

While bigger businesses are fine leaving some positions open for months, smaller companies trying to get off the ground don't have that luxury

The 10 Unique Soft Skills Employers Desire in New Hires

Companies have a hard time finding candidates with communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work on a team.

Why It is Important to Hire People for Cultural Fit and How to Do It

Selecting people who align with the workplace's unique culture helps reduce cost and boosts productivity

This Global Investor Shares His Mantra For Selecting the Right Startup

Ankur Jain, Managing Partner of Emergent Ventures, says not just good product or revenue, but a start-up's ability to be culturally fit is equally important

Caution! Are You Overlooking Cultural Fit in Recent Grads?

A candidate's "experience" is often secondary to his or her understanding of your company's mission and culture.

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