Also known as cultural fit, it is defined as the overall degree to which a person fits into an organization. This is based on the alignment of values, behaviors, and how they interact, shaping the culture of their organization.
Although the term, by definition, focuses on fitting into a company's culture, the concept is often used in candidate selection. The goal of assessing cultural fit is to predict as accurately as possible how a person will work within a company and reduce conflicts so that teams function better.
This term emerged in the 1980s as an alternative hiring method to address the problem of hiring people solely based on their experience and skills, without considering whether they fit with the organization's culture.
By finding individuals who share the same values as the company, there is a higher likelihood that they will fit better in the team.
We also talk about it in our blog:
Why you should take care of your organizational culture
Why you should take care of your organizational culture

We explain why it's worthwhile to invest modest efforts in nurturing your corporate culture. There's nothing that yields a greater return on investment than a robust organizational culture. Want to learn more?