Is Hiring for Culture Fit Perpetuating Bias?

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about hiring for fit. Often, this has led to hiring managers selecting candidates who are just like them, creating organizations without much diversity. Organizations need to reevaluate and ensure that the way they screen for culture fit gives everyone an equal chance. This article shares how hiring for culture fit might be perpetuating bias and offers suggestions for hiring managers. One contributor to the article said, “When it comes to hiring for culture fit: never, ever, ever trust your gut. Your gut is biased. Hire on facts.” Another contributor commented, “Fit doesn’t mean people who share your interests, identities, or personality traits — it’s about finding someone who shares your company’s values and has the right skills and experiences.”