Hiring great employees is one of the biggest challenges small business leaders face. Even after a candidate has been chosen, the work doesn’t stop. Onboarding begins, and so does the filling out of many compliance–required forms. Hiring new employees can be a hassle, so you want to make sure you’ve hired the right employee in the first place. Paying attention to your company culture while hiring can help you to make sure that a job candidate is worth the effort of hiring. Here are parts of your company culture that you should pay attention to during the hiring process:
Your work environment is the actual place of work. Is your work environment remote, in office, loud, quiet, with lots of teamwork, or are employees expected to work individually? Knowing this can help you to pick the right job candidate. For example, if you have a loud workplace and a job candidate works best in a quiet environment, they might not be the best choice for your company.
The way your team interacts with each other could be a promoter or a deterrent for productivity for new hires. Knowing your company’s tendencies in teamwork can help you know who to hire. Additionally, hiring someone that fits your company’s practices will help them to adjust easier.
The values you hold are core to your company. You want to hire people who agree with those values and will uphold them. Ask questions during interviews that will help you to see if the candidate’s views are in line with your company’s values.
A lot of turnover happens because new hires feel as if the management isn’t helping them progress in the way they expect. Ask new hires how they’ve previously been managed and if it’s different than your company’s management style. If it is, help the new hire to adapt to the new management style to reduce turnover.
Use these tips to help you to make better hires that fit your company culture.