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The Importance of Cultural Fit

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This video is brought to you by Bevov: dedicated to finding you the top 5 qualified candidates for open positions at your company. Today we are going to talk about culture. 

Inviting the right people into a company can be difficult. How do you know if they will be a good fit? The truth is, there are many factors that go into making the right hire. It’s not just about the right qualifications for the job, but also about the culture fit.

ERC defines workplace culture as, “the character and personality of your organization… what makes your business unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors, and attitudes.” 

Before interviewing a potential employee, it is important to fully understand your company’s values as well as the type of candidate you are looking for. There are a number of questions recruiters should ask themselves, such as:
Would the applicant work well in the company’s culture? 
Does the culture match what the individual needs to best succeed in this work environment?
Do they share common values, goals, and interests? 

After reviewing all of the relevant qualifications and skills, your focus should be put solely on the culture fit of the applicant. Brian Kropp, a managing director at Corporate Executive Board, told Forbes that in his studies, he has found that “almost half of an employee’s success in the first 18 months on the job can be attributed to how the employee fits in with others in the organization, while the rest of their success depends on whether they can do the job.”

Culture fit is essentially the deciding factor in whether employees thrive in their environment. Employees that fit in with the culture of their workplace will succeed the most. This is important to keep in mind to ensure that both your current and prospective employees can reach their full potential. 

Thank you for watching. Please let me know strategies your company uses to see if the candidate is a good cultural fit. Please share and comment below.

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