It is critical to conduct a comprehensive, systematic whole-market search to find the best selection of talent available for a role.

However, independent research* shows that 46% of new hires fail within 18 months. More than 80% of those failures relate to coachability, emotional intelligence, motivation and temperament – all factors aligned to ‘Fit’. Only 11% of new hire fails are due to technical competence.

Experience and capabilities are critical, but it is ‘Lack of Fit’ between the candidate’s behaviours and personal style, and the organisational culture that influences long-term success.

However, independent research* shows that 46% of new hires fail within 18 months. More than 80% of those failures relate to coachability, emotional intelligence, motivation and temperament – all factors aligned to ‘Fit’. Only 11% of new hire fails are due to technical competence.

Experience and capabilities are critical, but it is ‘Lack of Fit’ between the candidate’s behaviours and personal style, and the organisational culture that influences long-term success.

The Search Paradox

Despite the importance of getting ‘Fit’ right when making a hire, most search companies spend the majority of their time assessing skills capability and experience, but little time assessing ‘Fit’. We call this The Search Paradox.

Best-Fit Search Process

Our successful track record over the last 17 years is a result of our focus on finding not only the most technically capable candidate, but someone who fits the client culture. We have designed a proprietary Best-Fit Search process which gives you the best possible opportunity to hire the best-suited candidate for your role and organisation.

Getting a hire right isn’t easy, but you have always brought us candidates with great personalities that add a dynamism to our team. As well as slotting into the firm with ease, many have gone on to play significant roles in developing our business.

Head of HR, Top 10 UK Pension Fund

We deliver the right candidate, first-time for the long-term.

*Leadership IQ 2015: 5247 Hiring Managers; 20,000 employees

Press Digest

The Godliman Press Digest summarises key stories from the Asset Management press, detailing job moves, fund launches and company news. It is published each week in .pdf and .html format and distributed by email to over 6500 subscribers within the asset management sector.

To see a sample of the press digest, click here.

If you would like to receive the Press Digest, please complete the form below.