In my previous blog, I highlighted the importance of incorporating culture into your recruiting and hiring processes. I wanted to drill in a bit deeper to provide a step-by-step actionable approach to culture-centric talent acquisition.
This can include your vision, values, preferred behaviors and work styles, motivations, even the language, habits, and beliefs that fuel success at your organization. Many employers find it useful to write a sentence or two about each element, capturing why these things are important and how they support the success of the organization and its people. If your company values spirited debate, for example, that should be clearly stated along with why and what that term means to you.
In addition to spelling out the hard skills and previous experience required for a role, your job descriptions should tie back to your company culture. You can achieve this by:
To achieve this step, you must ensure that every recruiter and hiring manager has a clear grasp of your company culture. Thats why Step 1 (making an actual culture-related list) is so critical. Without a clear and uniform understanding among your recruiters and hiring managers, gut instinct and cultural disconnects can easily creep in, which undermines the entire process.
To tie your culture to your interviewing process:
Your recruiters and hiring managers want to make high-quality hires. They want to bring in people who have the greatest chance of success and who will sustain high levels of performance, job satisfaction, and retention. Hiring for culture fit empowers all of thatbut it isnt without its risks.
When done incorrectly (by placing too much emphasis on personality type, for example), it can reinforce conscious and unconscious biases among recruiters and hiring managers, hamper diversity, and limit your organizations potential. When done correctly, however, hiring for culture fit considers the candidate as a whole and in the context of your unique and specific work environment.
In its best practice, hiring for culture fit is a progressive endeavor, one that embraces the notion of culture add by identifying and welcoming people from a spectrum of backgrounds and experiences. After all, these are the individuals who can fill critical gaps and move your culture forward.
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