When conducting an interview with potential employees, most interviewees take into account the person’s talent and skill. However, they forget to assess whether the candidate is physiologically inclined to fit in with the work culture of the company. And this is an extremely important matter to consider since someone who doesn’t like your company’s working environment will not only perform disappointingly but can also affect the mood of the place. Below, we look at four tips you can use to ascertain whether an employee will truly like the working culture of your office.
Explain Your Work Culture
First of all, explain the work culture of your office. How do people interact with each other, are they formal in their conversation or informal and funny? Are employees free to conduct fun activities in the office or do you function on a strict schedule where you can’t waste any time? Do the employees receive work support of the peers or are they expected to do everything by themselves? All such types of explanations regarding your office work culture must be clearly presented to the potential employees so that they know what they are getting into. And if they are still interested, then you can be pretty sure that they will mix well in your office environment.
Even if the potential employee agrees to your descriptions of the work culture, there is no way of knowing 100% whether they are saying so to get or job or if they are actually true. This is why it is recommended that you conduct a personality test to assess what type of person they are. For example, an MBTI test can make it easier to identify the psychological makeup of a particular person. This will give you a better picture of whether they will fit into your work culture or not.
Check whether the employee is a team player or an individualist worker. A team player will put in the needs of the team above their personal gain, while an individualist will always put their benefits first before the needs of a team. Having an extremely individualist worker at the office can be damaging to the camaraderie of the place. As such, always choose team players. In addition to the above, it is also recommended that you use good background check software to ensure that the employees are thoroughly verified before they join your company.
Not all employees who apply for a post do so because they are passionate about it. There are many who will only be interested in the salary that the job provides. While there is nothing wrong with such an attitude and you can go ahead and hire such people if they do have the skill and talent, it is recommended that you choose someone who is passionate about the job as well. This will increase the chances that the employee will fit in with your work culture.
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