The Trade-off Between Filling the Job and Filling It With Someone Who Fits the Culture

You have a high performer. Everything seems fine.

Then, they quit. And, the whole team’s productivity and happiness goes up.

It’s a common scenario, in which you don’t realize the toll the not-nice person was taking until they’re gone.

In the 24-minute podcast below, I talk about the dilemma of hiring for fit vs. hiring to fill the job relatively quickly. My guest is Ben Mones, CEO and co-founder at Fama.

Rick Girard is founder and CEO of Stride Search Inc, an engaged search firm and the host of the Hire Power radio podcast.

His career has kept him laser-focused on building tech startups in the highly competitive Silicon Valley. He specializes in helping startups WIN key hires.  Value and impact are the two main ingredients brought to every interaction, above and beyond just locating the strongest people. Contrarian in his approach, he has flipped the script on engagement and the hiring process to bring a massive competitive advantage to every interaction.

While not running a school for Gifted Mutants as Professor X, he authored his first book “Career Wounds” (coming mid 2019), competes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and has an affinity for any adrenaline-pumping activity.