Tips for Improving Company Culture
How to Find the Right Candidates to Fit Your Company Culture
Job candidates, particularly Millennials, count company culture as one of the most important factors in where they’ll apply for work. Organizations that have realized maximum employee engagement have hired people who have fully bought into that company’s culture. In fact, a recent Gallup poll shows that when an employee is not fully engaged, productivity suffers by nearly 20 percent, which means lower profits for the company.
Some companies will put company culture as one of their biggest drivers to innovation and success. So, the question becomes – how can you improve your company culture and attract the best candidates, especially considering that most of us are working in a digital workplace?
Prove Company Culture Through Social Outreach
At the end of the day, it’s all about how productive we were in our workday that matters. However, that doesn’t mean there can’t be a little fun involved. Try creating a “social wall” that shares updates that are fun to see with all team members. This can include mentions of recent successes, even on a small scale, or a fun photo workers share of their lunchtime activities.
While some serious moments can be shared this way, it’s an excellent tool for keeping it lighthearted and fun for employees, which is a mood booster that will make them feel like they’re part of a community of individuals who work together in a positive workplace atmosphere.
Top Executives Need to Walk the Walk
Nobody at the entry level is going to truly embrace company culture if the leaders of the organization aren’t displaying it through their actions. Leadership has to be on board with it and illustrate it on a daily basis.
Some might put the weight on the human resources team to establish company culture and maintain its outward projection. While HR definitely needs to have a role in the process, it’s erroneous to put that task on them, as their role will not be as impactful as what those in leadership can play.
Implement Behavioral Assessment
To know which job candidates will align with your company culture takes more than an interview. There are specific workplace behaviors that you know will fit with your company culture, and that’s what a behavioral assessment will help you find.
This is a scientifically proven method that involves an easy-to-administer test that is analyzed by a qualified and experienced professional.
At PI Consulting Group, we’ve got many years of experience assisting clients in setting up their behavioral assessment process, which helps them build teams that all value their unique company culture. We provide the knowledge and tools to hire with confidence, and we’ve been doing it for more than 20 years. Contact us today and let’s talk about building strong teams, identifying future leaders and maintaining the best talent for your organization.