Hiring managers have the crucial task of placing the right candidate in the right place in an organization. One of the key criteria for hiring is ensuring the cultural compatibility of the candidates with your organization. These considerations are equally important for a job seeker as well. As a result, it is imperative for hiring managers to be capable to communicate the cultural elements of their organization to the candidates.
The culture of any organization is defined in its mission, values, and conduct. It can be intangible (e.g. shared goals) or even tangible (e.g. dress code).
Wrong hiring is one of the biggest costs for any organization! The cost includes not only the loss of productivity, cost of training, and recruitment efforts, but also a significant amount of your time. Every HR manager wants to select people who believe in the organization’s vision, values, products, and services. These candidates should also be motivated intrinsically to deliver their utmost in achieving the company’s objectives.
Communicating your organizational culture to potential employees begins long before you meet them personally in interviews. This information is shared progressively with candidates at various stages of the recruitment process. Here are several important steps to help you convey your company’s culture to potential employees.
Ultimately, hiring managers must be trained adequately in recruitment practices. They must be able to interpret a candidate’s compatibility with the organization’s culture and core values. Implementing a culture-fit approach in your organization’s hiring process is always a “win-win” situation for both the candidate and the employer.
International HR Director for OSF Global Services, Andreea is a veteran recruiter who has seen them all. She developed HR recruiting strategies and retention programs that guarantees the success of the company. She is a people person and she handles very easy new relationships with new employees, but her most interesting challenge is to find the middle way between company’s best interests and employee’s needs. To learn more about Andreea contact her on LinkedIn.