We have a culture fit problem when it comes to hiring.
Over the past decade, businesses have tried and failed to attract talent with “culture.” What we’ve learned, however, is what the business thinks employees want is not what retains them.
Marc Prine is a psychologist who consults with businesses to assess talent by using people as the main driver – a method that has resulted in hiring success for clients.
“I am a psychologist at heart and everything comes back to the people,” Prine said. “I Identify core behaviors that are important in an organization – that’s a cultural fit. Beer kegs, ping-pong tables, jeans on Fridays; that’s not culture.”
Prine has devoted his career to combining psychology and HR to benefit businesses and candidates equally. He is currently a partner at StaffGeek, a SaaS business that offers HR tech products in people analytics. What makes StaffGeek different is it has identified what makes for the best culture fit: compatibility.
By using data and psychology, StaffGeek is able to match companies with a candidate that’s the best culture fit.
“The idea isn’t new, it just has yet to be offered in an effective way for businesses to make more intelligent hiring decisions,” Prine said. “For generations, the military has employed this strategy through drafting and enlisting. Recruits have their skills assessed and are placed in the best area according to their expertise.”
Prine says the process is ideal for finding the best fit for a role, succession planning and identifying turnover problems, benefitting both companies and candidates.
“Now we have the science to know what we’re doing. “When you combine psychology and HR, everyone benefits.”