Person-Organisation Fit


It is important that new recruits' values and attitudes align strongly with the organisation's culture. Explore case study evidence across different sectors and consider practical application advice for successfully implementation.

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Person-Organisation Fit

Person-Organisation Fit Definition

Person-organisation (P-O) fit refers to the compatibility between individuals and organisations; a compatibility of values and expectations between employee and employer. The concept of person-organisation fit rests on two principle assumptions: first, that human behaviour is a function of the person and the environment, and second, that the person and the environment need to be compatible (Kristof, 1996).

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  • Axelrod, E. L., Handfield-Jones, H. & Welsh, T. A. (2001). "War for Talent, Part 2". The McKinsey Quarterly, 2: 9-12. Vocational Behavior, Vol. 44, pp.32-54
  • Billsberry, J. (2007) Experiencing Recruitment and Selection. Chichester: Wiley.
  • Bretz, R.D. and Judge, T.A. (1994) Person-organization fit and the theory of work adjustment: implications for satisfaction, tenure and career success. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 44(1), pp.32-54.
  • Bretz, R. D., Rynes, S. L., & Gerhart, B. (1993). Recruiter perceptions: The job search behavior. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 43, pp.310–327.

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