Sticking out like a sore thumb isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes a new employee who doesn’t quite fit the mold within the corporate culture can shake things up just enough to breath new life into a company or department. Everyone has different work styles. The key is finding a new hire who fits with the rest of the group just enough to make things work. If this person happens to fall perfectly within the current corporate culture, well, that’s just an additional benefit. That said, it is still important to keep the prevailing corporate culture in mind as you conduct interviews. If your office is a high-energy, collaborative, creative space, your ideal candidate probably won’t be someone who likes to work with the office door closed. This element of culture is something employers and employees need to consider. Assuming an introverted person will work well in this environment simply because he or she looks good on paper can be a costly mistake. You can train someone for the job, but you can’t change his or her underlying personality – as we say “Jobs change. People don’t.”. If you hire the wrong person, you will be wasting valuable training time and other resources only to have to begin the process again.