You must communicate company’s culture throughout the recruiting process. The culture can be shared values as well as dress code or virtual versus in house work environment. Before you start recruiting, ask yourself the following questions and create a clear picture of the right candidate for your company:
- How important is it for all employees to support the purpose and the values of the company?
- How will you manage employees according to the company’s vision and values?
- Is your organization flat or hierarchical in nature?
- Is your office open, or are there lots of offices/cubicles where management works?
- Is there diversity in your employee base?
- How does the company celebrate together?
- Are you focused on innovation or fun in all that you do? Perhaps both?
- How do you communicate to all of the employees – do you only share with those who need to know or are you transparent with all of your employees?
- Do you encourage taking initiative and expect employees to make mistakes?
There are a lot of questions you can ask yourself to understand the culture currently in place in your company and what the company wants going forward. If the organizational culture isn’t working and there are morale issues, you will need to address that first if you want employees to perform at their best.
Culture is an important ingredient in the employee’s ability to perform and in the success of the company. Culture is based on a clear purpose and values communicated in everything you do.
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