The importance of the cultural fit
After 40 years of observing the hiring process, we have come upon an important truism:
Matching the technical skills of a candidate is important in making a good hire. But not nearly as important as ensuring a cultural fit. Why? Because you can teach technical skills, but you cannot teach culture. The rule we adhere to is as follows:
In an effective hire — matching technical skills is 25% of the equation, while matching culture is 75%.