Today with a good economy and a solid job market, the challenge for everyone recruiting new employees to find the “right” person… is at an all-time high. Resumes, cover letters, college transcripts, letters of recommendation and calls to reference people all are and need to be given extra attention during the selection process!  Is the process easy… NO!  But is the process in your organization mostly traditional??  Do you ask many of the same questions… follow the same patterns of scoring candidates and assessing the same areas of qualification?  Do you ever specifically consider THE COMPATIBILITY FACTOR during the hiring/interview process?

compatibility pictureWhat do I mean by THE COMPATIBILITY FACTOR?

I would suggest that THE COMPATIBILITY FACTOR focuses on the personal and personality “fit” of someone in your organization.  Do you assess their:

  • Compatibility with your groups professional culture (or do you even know your culture?)
  • Compatibility as an idea person or someone who focuses on stability
  • Compatibility to flex with the different educational levels of personnel in your organization
  • Compatibility to share information and blend into a team
  • Compatibility to eliminating an “its not my job” attitude in your workplace
  • Compatibility with diverse gender, race, age and ethic service groups

Think about the documents you review and interview questions you ask.  Do they give you enough information to rank THE COMPATIBILITY FACTOR of every candidate?  Someone may have all the credentials and interview very well… but would they positively/progressively contribute to your organizational culture and enthusiastically support the business/service CAUSE you stand for?? THAT IS THE COMPATIBILITY FACTOR!

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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