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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 9:01 pm | Updated: 4:44 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

When looking for a candidate to fill a position, the hiring manager seeks someone who fits the basic skills requirements through his or her background and education.

But there is another task at hand: Finding someone who fits a company’s culture. Dennis Herrig, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Randall Martin Home, said that is his No. 1 goal.

“I believe that this is the single most important aspect when making the final hiring decision. The reasoning is simple: You can have a highly intelligent and qualified candidate, but if he or she is not a good fit with the corporate culture, even the most qualified candidates will not simulate well with the team,” he said.

Randall Martin Home is a fast-growing home builder in Arizona. “Randall Martin Home is a dynamic, fast paced company that is privately held. This allows us to foster a culture of employee empowerment among a group of team members that are leaders in their respective fields. Because we are privately held we are able to provide a more flexible work environment. You will find our company mascot, a Labrador retriever named Scout, roaming our office halls, greeting all as they come and go. We also have team outings and events, like an employee day at a spring training game, as well as a comprehensive benefits package,” Herrig said.

The goal is to foster strong work habits that fit the company’s culture of providing top customer service to its buyers.

“Everyone at Randall Martin Home is enthusiastic to be part of a growing organization,” he said.

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