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How to Fit in at Work

  Most standard applications and interviews consist of questions relating to ability. Are you a good communicator? Do you handle high-pressure situations well? Do you work well with others? These questions are all relevant and necessary, but what if employers’ primary focus should be instead on other characteristics of the employee?

Dr. Wes Scroggins, associate professor of management at Missouri State University, has been researching different ways for employers to approach both hiring new employees and managing overall employee performance.

“One of the big focuses of my research has been the area of person-job and person-organization fit,” said Scroggins. “Person-job fit means fitting a person to a specific job, while person-organization fit is how people fit or match the organization in which they’re employed.”

Listen to his full interview.