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James Agrawal

Managing Director, BTI Executive Search/PERSOL KELLY

Latest Articles By James Agrawal

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Up-skilling- a need of the hour for corporate leaders

A CEO ultimately has to engineer this team’s DNA so it best serves the goals of the organization

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Hiring for Fit vs. Hiring for Inclusion: Which Route Should an Organisation Take?

In the past decade, the idea of hiring for cultural fit and hiring candidates who espouse the same values as an organization has become a common phenomenon. There is a strong reason why some organisations seek out certain personality types. Investment banking and consulting are believed to be competitive and aggressive professions, a reason why most firms in these verticals work towards hiring more of Type A personalities- competitive, highly organized, ambitious, highly aware of time management and/or aggressive. The concept of cultural fit has particularly taken root in start-ups, which often focus obsessively on their office lifestyle.

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