Assessing Whether Candidates Will Love (or Hate) Your Culture

Sep 18,
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This piece identifies four common traits that can help employers determine if a candidate is a good fit for their organization's culture. It suggests coming up with internally agreed-upon standards that each hire should meet upon joining. The first trait is individual expectations and values: Does the candidate's vision for their career and values align with the company's values? Secondly, assess the person's commitment to the role and organization: How loyal is the candidate to their current or previous employers, and is this reflective of the candidate's commitment level? Thirdly, look for evidence of ownership: Does the person take initiative and responsibility for their work? Lastly, pay attention to the candidate's conflict resolution ability: How do they communicate and handle differences in opinion? Considering these traits during the hiring process helps employers find the right candidate to add value to their team.