‘Not the right fit’ is often a lazy excuse for old-fashioned bias in recruitment and hiring those who don’t think like everyone else can be good for business

This article titled “Diversity versus cultural fit: ‘I hire people who I know will challenge me'” was written by Fiona Smith, for theguardian.com on Friday 29th July 2016 02.25 UTC

Hiring people to fit company culture is one of those things that sounds great in theory when you want to work in a place where everybody gets along and wants the same things.

But there is increasing concern that cultural fit is also used as a lazy excuse for old-fashioned bias in recruitment. Jobseekers may find themselves judged too introverted, too rightwing, too working class, too money-focused, too unattractive, too female or too foreign to fit in.

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