Culture is a strong part of people’s lives. It influences their views, their values, their humour, their hopes, their loyalties, and their worries and fears. So, when you are working with people and building relationships with them, it helps to have some perspective and understanding of their cultures. Its vital to take the culture into account when recruiting and or managing an individual of a team
Assessing the cultural fit
Cultural fit means that employees’ beliefs and behaviours are properly aligned with their employer’s core values and company culture. It is the goal of every company to find employees who are genuinely passionate about their work and everyone feels fulfilled and satisfied with their contribution, the opposite effect can be harmful in many ways.
As an employer (or owner of the company), it will be to your advantage if you embrace the idea of hiring for cultural fit (soft skills). People who are aligned to cultural fit enjoy greater job satisfaction, are top performers and are more likely to stay with the same organization for years. The opposite is not committed to living and can negatively impact the workplace, even if they’re great and exceptionally skilled at what they do.
Hiring the Perfect Candidate/s
Hiring for cultural fit entails articulating the values, norms, and practices that make your business or department/team. When recruiting its important to ask behavioural based questions about drivers and motivations and benchmark questions about the environment against the candidate. Equally if you use a behavioural assessment you will be perfectly aligned and avoid the pitfalls
Culture should be central to all your communication materials, including your website and recruiting tools, especially job ads. It starts with the fit application, why waste time with someone whose soft skills don’t fit
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