So we all know what it is, we all know what is really means, but how often do we use it correctly and how often do we use it to make things easier for us. The term “company Fit” really stands for the way in which your personality, work style and ethics, and over all demeanor fits within a given company or even group.
However in talking to numerous candidates it appears the term has been used as a catch all or as the easy way out when a recruiter or hiring manger just does not want a given candidate but cannot tell us why or the reason is not something that is, shall we say ethical.
It is important that we as staffing professional understand the culture of our company and groups so that when we say a candidate is not a fit we can explain what that means. It is a legitimate reason, I mean someone use to working in a fact, upbeat, go getter type of environment would not work well in a laid back, slow paced environment, that is an example of not being a goof “Company fit”.
However it is equally as important that we as staffing professional do not allow the term to be used as a catch all when no real or ethical reason can be given. We must hold ourselves and our hiring manager’s feet to the fire and ensure that the reason is ethical, legal and morale, and the term not a “Company Fit” is not a catch all to hide behind. If we do not then we put our reputations, the reputation of the hiring manger and company in jeopardy, not to mention at risk for legal action. Trust me word will get out and eventually something will happen.
So in the end, let’s remember the term “Company Fit” rally means something and is not a catch all or something to hide behind.