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One in five employers would say no to candidates who do not fit in with company culture

One in five employers would not hire a candidate if they were not the right "cultural fit." (iStock)
One in five employers would not hire a candidate if they were not the right "cultural fit." (iStock)

 

MOST employers believe the culture of their organisation is friendly and plays an important part in retaining staff, a study shows.

Research by jobs site totaljobs found that one in five employers would not hire a candidate if they were not the right “cultural fit.”

Matthew Harradine, director at totaljobs, said: “With new, innovative and collaborative ways of working, company culture is becoming increasingly important at all stages of the recruitment process.

“Having an attractive company culture can help to attract and retain staff, and our report shows a clear link between a strong company culture and happy, more efficient employees.

“Much like reputation, company culture takes a long time to build but can be broken in an instant. It’s important, therefore, to not rock the boat with new hires – they must fit in with the company culture you’ve created.”

Three out of four of the 100 employers surveyed said a cultural fit helps to improve staff retention.