Finding the Right Fit: Is Values-Based Recruiting Right for Your Hospitality Organization?

One of the biggest challenges facing HR and other hospitality hiring managers is finding candidates who are the “right fit” for their respective organizations.

But just what, exactly, is the “right fit”?

For many employers, it means finding a candidate who shares the same belief systems and values as the company’s, and who meshes with the corporate culture.  To identify this type of individual, these employers often turn to values-based recruiting.

Values-based recruiting goes beyond examining competencies and experience.  It’s about creating a values match by building a model that outlines behaviors associated with corporate values, and then assessing candidates for those behaviors.  The process typically yields hires whose thinking, values and ways of doing business closely match those of the employer.

But what if your company needs a proverbial “shot in the arm” to fuel its success – a new direction, fresh business perspective or innovative ideas to re-energize your organization?

In a case like this, the right fit for your hospitality organization will be an individual who, by definition, is not a perfect values-based match.  Rather, this candidate should be selected based on a model that outlines behaviors associated with leading your company in new direction.  To begin this process, your company must first determine new goals, create a list of competencies and values for the available position that will support those goals, and then recruit and select accordingly.

Which type of recruiting is right for your business needs?

Horizon Hospitality’s recruiting experts will work with you to determine how to find the right fit for your company’s needs.  During the Initial Exploratory phase of the placement process, a member of our team will meet with you to learn as much as possible about your company; both operations and culture. This important information allows us to focus and tailor our search efforts as to the desired skills and personality you desire.

Whether you require an individual whose values closely match your company’s, or someone who will bring fresh ideas and perspective to your business, Horizon Hospitality’s exclusive recruiting process will deliver only A-level candidates.  Contact us today to find out how Horizon’s 6-Step Placement Process for hospitality professionals can deliver the right fit for your organization.