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Fit for the Job and the Organization

Training that focuses on applicant values helps interviewers better detect job and organizational fit

By Clif Boutelle, SIOP Public Relations

Hiring is always about selecting the right person with the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the job.

However, not all hires are successful, and a major reason is the new employee is not a good fit for the organization or the job. In fact, the costs of hiring the wrong person can be high, not only financially but in the time it takes to begin and complete the recruitment cycle again.

Fit is when there is a high degree of compatibility between the employee’s values and abilities and the job requirements and employer’s values. It is important that any person recruited into an organization can function effectively within its culture.

There are many ways to assess job fit and Kimberly Nei, a research consultant with Tulsa, OK-based Hogan Assessment Systems, has produced new research focusing on two of the most important assessments: person-to-job (PJ) fit and person-to-organization (PO) fit....Read more

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