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Recruiting is more than filling vacancies or, pardon the expression, putting butts in seats. I have found it to be both an art and a science. Finding the right fit for each role and your organization’s culture is paramount to your success. The best recruiters know that when laying out a recruiting strategy, you should begin with the end in mind.

Most hiring managers focus on the basics, such as the type of experience and skills needed to perform the job duties. A strategic manager thinks on a deeper level and asks, “What type of personality traits and behaviors attribute to success on the job and success in my company culture?”