An interesting post on “culture fit.” I’ve been catching up on the SAASTR podcasts, and a lot of the interviewees sound like they’re falling into this trap. I agree with Matt’s assertion that by trying to hire people that you would want to hang out with, you will end up hiring a lot of people that look like you. Instead, you should focus on culture agnostic characteristics:
- Are they kind and empathetic?
- Do they care about their work?
- Do they have good communication skills?
- Do they have good self-management skills?
Finally, also look for “Do they bring a valuable new perspective?”