Are you an organization/business or a recruitment firm hiring new employees? When you hire someone how do you ascertain that the potential hire will fit into your company culture?
First of all, based on the input from leaders, most company cultures are set in the stone. However, a more progressive approach is to listen & learn from the employee’s own experience and be adaptable.
While placing a job advertisement, it is important for the organization to clearly specify these three items: a) Values; b) Mission; and c) Vision. This will help narrow-down candidates who resonate well with company culture in the first place and confirm it when they move on to the interview stage.
To attain a different viewpoint and to avoid bias, organizing a coffee meeting between the potential candidate and team members will be helpful. The less nervous the candidates are, the more we can learn about their talents and aspirations.
Making the best use of the probationary period to see if the candidate fits well with the role and whole company culture is vital. If it’s not a right fit for a particular role but the candidate has other transferable skills, considering him/her for other roles will showcase the company as a good employer.
If you need advice on how to hire good, talented, and emotionally intelligent employees don’t hesitate to drop me a line.