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More Than One-Third Of Workers Would Pass On Perfect Job If Corporate Culture Was Not A Fit

Creating a positive corporate culture is top of mind for employers looking to recruit and retain talent, according to a new study from global staffing firm Robert Half. The research examines why workplace culture is increasingly under the microscope; it’s featured in a report, Organizational Culture: The Make-or-Break Factor in Hiring and Retention.

Key findings:

  • More than one-third of workers in the U.S. (35 percent) and Canada (40 percent) wouldn’t accept a job that was a perfect match if the corporate culture clashed.
  • Nine out of 10 U.S. (91 percent) and Canadian (90 percent) managers said a candidate’s fit with the organizational culture is equal to or more important than their skills and experience.
  • While a majority of workers across North America said their ideal corporate culture is supportive or team-oriented, most described their company as traditional.
Both job seekers and employers place importance on corporate culture fit.

“In today’s competitive hiring environment, employers risk missing out on strong candidates if they don’t promote what makes their organizational culture unique,” said Paul McDonald, senior executive director for Robert Half. “This research reinforces the notion that finding the right fit involves more than evaluating someone’s qualifications and experience. There has to be a focus on what motivates that individual and the type of work environment in which they will thrive.”

“But the conversation shouldn’t end with recruitment efforts,” McDonald added. “To keep top performers, employers need to pay close attention to their corporate culture and continue nurturing and promoting those aspects of it that make their company a great place to work.”

Carl Fox

Carl Fox is the senior money and finance writer for Conservative Daily News. Follow him in the "Money & The Economy" section at CDN and see his posts on the "Junior Economists" Facebook page.

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