Human resources and recruiting are professions that straddle business support and business impact. On one hand, they can get mired in the same-old, same-old practices that come to mind when you think of hiring – help wanted signs, performance reviews, and standard policies. On the other hand, they are poised to take advantage of new…

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Companies with high turnover know how important it is to get the right candidates into the right positions. But it’s also important to know that those candidates will be happier, more productive, and more engaged if they also fit with the company culture.

A conservative mid-career accounting professional with a work history in the banking industry may not feel comfortable running the accounting department in a creative startup with a focus on innovation and change. A corporate group that values and expects teamwork and collaboration isn’t the best work environment for someone who likes and has a work history of working independently.

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