While the skills a candidate brings to the table are an essential part of the puzzle in terms of hiring, they aren’t the only aspects to consider. It’s also essential that you are able to assess if someone will be a good fit in your role and the team you’ve already assembled. This is generally referred to as “cultural fit.” You want to work with people who share the same values and will work with you on your mission to achieve the same goals. Here are a few things you should consider when assessing cultural fit in an interview.
Match Your Mission
What is your company’s mission statement? Do you enforce the concepts every day in the office? It’s the perfect starting point to understanding your company culture and values to ensure that everyone who works in your company shares similar goals.
Leadership Styles and Potential
The leadership in your company will also affect culture. Not only does this include your current management staff and their style, but also the leadership potential in a new employee. When they become a part of your organization, will they be willing to lead?
All of your employees are motivated by different things, but they should have common or shared goals. It’s up to you to determine what motivates your staff and provide that incentive to ensure success. Hire for the things that will fit in best with your current culture.
While you may be hiring to solve a specific problem or fill a need, don’t only focus on the present. Look at what this employee could do in the future. Do they have skills that could help you and advance their own career at the same time? This gives them something to work toward.
Partner with a Staffing Agency
When you’re in the thick of it, it can be hard to be objective. That’s why partnering with a staffing agency can help you assess candidates and make the best possible hiring decision from the start. A staffing partner can work with you to ensure fit as well as a skills match.
Does Your Company Need Help With Finding The Right Cultural Fit?
Contact the staff at CornerStone Staffing in Dallas TX today, we have pre-screened professional talent ready to work for you.