Are You Hiring a Cultural Fit? Do You Want To?
Hiring for your team can be tough. People that look good on paper might not fit in culturally and vice versa. How do you know after only one or two meetings with someone, that they'll fit in? The author of the article states company culture is about how the candidate fits in with the company's personality i.e. values, interpersonal skills and extracurriculars. It's also about how the company works i.e management, hours and pace.
Cultural Intelligence: The Competitive Edge For Leaders 🌍
Decades ago, when recruiting and retaining the best talent, employers sought only those with high IQ. There later came a shift to focus on EQ, emotional intelligence, as well. But Julia Middleton, in her Tedx Talk below, describes why there's a new form of intelligence that should be front and center in our increasingly globalized world: cultural intelligence. She says: "We all need cultural intelligence. Culture intelligence to me is the ability to cross borders and boundaries between different cultures and actually thrive in so doing, to love doing it, and never want to not do it."
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