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Paul Sharpe In Recruitment International

3rd October 2016

"There’s a bit of an elephant in the room when it comes to hiring. It’s not a new problem, far from it - but maybe now it’s just becoming increasingly apparent. Yes, we can number crunch CVs and access reams of data through clever analytics tools to see who, on paper at least, would be the best person for the job. However, in the real world, away from the data, we’re left with a problem; 84% of terminations occur due to a lack of culture fit between the organisation and the employee. How do you square that circle?
 
If you’ve gone for a job recently you may have undergone some brief psychometric testing in the application process. This is an attempt to measure congruence - the fit between your personality and the organisation. It does go some way in quantifying what makes you tick, but as pretty much everyone will have experienced at some point in their working life - it’s far from fool proof. The persisting question is one of how to reliably address this problem and ensure that an employee and a company match on a deeper level."
 
When writing for Recruitment International, Paul Sharpe - Managing Director at InterQuest - discusses the 'personality problem' in recruitment. How can technology help employers find staff who will fit the culture of their business?
 
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