Recruitment really should not be about simply "putting a bum on a seat". In my opinion, far too many companies focus too much on recruiting their new team members or Leaders from their competitors simply to buy their market expertise. Having the capability to do a job is clearly important but what happens if your new employee does not match your company culture. What happens if their behaviours lead to a having a toxic employee to manage and what will the impact be on your team's performance?

There is now clear evidence that recruiting individuals who align to your Vision and Values and who integrate quickly to your company culture will help you accelerate performance far more effectively than employing someone who can do a job but who will not integrate culturally. Not integrating is a ticking time bomb and is likely to be a Leadership nightmare.