Baker Stuart’s insight: Hiring processes still using the term ‘culture fit’ as a criteria are reinforcing unconscious bias. This article considers why this goes against the move towards inclusivity and diversity, and why this is important for business growth.
As more companies strive for diversity and inclusion, the term “culture fit” is falling out of favor.
The notion of hiring for culture fit was established as a foundation of many corporate recruiting processes. The term was embedded in career sites, integrated into interview processes, and touted as a competitive advantage for many organizations in the tech community. Over the years, the term has taken on more of a tribal meaning. People who think like us. People who work like us. People who live like us. Please who look like us.
A hiring process built around an undefined notion of “culture fit” is fraught with bias. In some organizations “culture fit” has become a weaponized phrase that interviewers use as a blanket term to reject candidates that don’t match […]