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Allen Consulting Group "Employment is an investment in the future.
My advice is to do whatever it takes to get the best individual for the job."
- Andrew Carnegie -
Allen Consulting Group "Find a job that you love and you will
never have to work another day in your life."
- Confucius -
 Allen Consulting Group "Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things."
- Peter F. Drucker -
Allen Consulting Group "The single geatest competitive advantage in business is superior people."
- Allen Hamilton -
Allen Consulting Group "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."
- John C. Maxwell -
Allen Consulting Group "People rarely succeed unless they
enjoy what they are doing."
- Andrew Carnegie -
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but we make a life by what we give."
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Importance of Cultural Fit

Setting Expectations:

Before making the committment to hire a new member to your company, it is absolutely critical to ensure that the match is a good one. My expertise and unbiased perspective will enable you and your company to avoid the pitfalls of a cultural or personal mismatch. Together, we can be sure that clear expectations are set so that a new placement yields the success that you are seeking.

Basic Elements to Consider in a Candidate:

Making a good cultural match is not a selection process that can be defined by resumes, job descriptions, roles and responsibilities matrices, or organization charts. Rather, to ensure an effective placement, a hiring leader must identify the type of candidate being sought on the basis of personal values, professional goals, and business ethics. When these basic elements match between a client and a candidate, the chance for a successful match is robust.

About Your Company's Culture:

The most productive way to approach this search process is to be honest and forthright about your company's environment. When hiring executive leaders and top notch technical professionals, expect that quality candidates are also seeking a good match. Successful placement is a two-way street!

For Your Consideration:

Being prepared to discuss the difficult issues and to address the hard questions will encourage interest in top notch candidates:

  • Know the company's mission and values, and be able to address relevant questions.
  • If your department has a unique reputation, understand how and why.
  • Be able to discuss best practices which make your company successful.
  • Be prepared to address ethical questions if your company has been a hot news topic.
  • If asked about the working style of your team, be prepared to present examples.