I wrote a series on cultural fit for my Pragmatic Manager email newsletter. In reverse order they were:
Those are the three biggies when you talk about organizational culture. That's what candidates see when you hire. That's what trumps everything when you say people fit or don't fit. When you can't put a finger on why you like or don't like a candidate, it's almost always a cultural fit.
If you haven't read the series, go back and read them. Then, go pick up a copy of Hiring Geeks That Fit. That's how you will learn to hire for cultural fit.
And, please sign up for the Pragmatic Manager. Because I have plans to offer online workshops in 2013 to help you do this, from soup to nuts. I am trying to determine the platform now. I will be announcing the workshops in my newsletter and on this blog. But newsletter readers will always get the first crack at best offers. If you have a favorite webinar platform, let me know.