“Find a “round-peg” candidate for the “round-hole”job.”
The higher the degree of alignment between the individual and the job, the higher their engagement, creativity, and performance.
How to hire for job fit:
1. Understand how the candidate’s aspiration fits with the job -
Pay attention to how you see the position growing within the next few years. How does your ideal candidate fit into your growth plan for your business?
2. Vet them appropriately -
Get a solid sense of the work style and capabilities of your candidate
3. Pay attention to the questions they ask -
Thoughtful questions throughout the interview process. This shows preparedness and
engagement on the part of the candidate—always a good sign.
4. Work with them first -
Build a little hands-on work into your interview process.