Of all the wonders of the hiring world, gauging a candidate's cultural fit could very easily placed near the top of the list. Every company has a recognizable culture, but defining that culture differs person to person. Cultural fit is, in part, founded on an org's desired employee attitudes and behaviors – how people conduct themselves and communicate with others – and desired traits of one team may not be the same as another's.
What's even more complex is understanding how people outside the company can thrive in and contribute to the prized work environment your team has carefully and thoughtfully cultivated. Recruiters often defer to a candidate's alignment to the company's core values as a benchmark for cultural fit, but a candidate who believes in these values doesn't necessarily translate into an employee who will execute accordingly.
Vetting a candidate's resume is the first step, but how do recruiters assess the skills and qualifications that aren't on paper?