One of the core concepts within our business is helping business build their culture.
One of the main purposes of a job interview is to allow employees on the team to assess the potential cultural fit of a job candidate. Not only do you need to exhibit the necessary qualifications to perform the job, but you also need to be able to work effectively within the existing organization. If you end up getting your dream job, that’s great! But it can quickly turn into a nightmare.
Culture in a workplace is usually made up of life experiences each employee brings to the organization. It is also especially influenced by the company’s founder and executives and their role in decision making and direction. So, cultural fit is the ability of an employee to comfortably work in an environment that is aligned with his own beliefs, values, and needs.
If you’re trying to find an employee that is simply short-term effective, then you may be able to get by with only considering job history and experience. However, If you’re aiming to build a company that’s here to stay, you’ll need something more. You need to find a long-lasting member of your team that not only grows as your company grows but changes as the entire industry changes. That’s an employee in alignment with your culture.
For the employee, working with a company that doesn’t share your views can be equally as painful.
Keep in mind that when you are being interviewed, the potential employer is reading you for the cultural qualities they may or may not be looking for. Likewise, you should be evaluating them throughout this process with the same level of importance. Remember, in this economy, you do have a lot of options. Don’t settle for a business just because the pay is good, or you know someone on the team. Be careful about what you’re signing up for! As an integrator, those interviewing you might be quick to overlook cultural differences in a desperate effort to fill an open position.
Cultural fit goes both ways. When matched correctly, you are an asset that strengthens your team and company as a whole. On the other side of that, if it’s not a good fit, chances are you won’t stay long, which is not only frustrating for you as the employee but resets the entire hiring process for the integrator. Allotting time and energy to ensuring everyone lines up culturally is crucial for success across the board.
Finding the best cultural fit will ensure less of a turn over rate within the company, helps build strong teams, and it will assist you in setting long-term career goals. At HD Staffing, culture is one of our top priorities in the matching process. Let us analyze your potential employers as well as yourself to make the perfect match.