BUILDING CULTURE THROUGH RECRUITING #3: Assessment Platforms in Selection.

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note : This post is part of a series on Building/Reinforcing Company Culture Through Great Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Practices. . Let's face it people, "company culture" is a loaded phrase. Some of it is real, some of it is aspirational, but one thing on my mind recently is that as we try to build the culture we want at our companies, we forget about the messages we send in our recruiting process. So you're proud of your culture - cool!

How Can Recruiters Assess Candidates Accurately?

Recruit CRM

Are they culturally fit ? Also, with remote hiring at its peak, several candidate assessment tools are available that has been making the process smoother and more accessible. So, here are some pointers that might help you assess job candidates with extreme care.

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Terrific Question for Assessing Culture in a Job Search

Hiring Technical People

A terrific question for cultural fit. If you have not articulated your values—what culture means for you—consider drawing a timeline of your career. (I You can rule out toxic cultures before then. Agile Job Search HTP cultural fit job search tipIn The One Question You Should Ask About Every New Job , Grant says, Ask people to tell you a story about something that happened at their organization but wouldn’t elsewhere.

How a Positive Workplace Culture Benefits Your Physical and Mental Health

Ms. Career Girl

In fact, a positive workplace culture is good business sense. But the benefits of a positive workplace culture run far deeper than a mere matter of comfort and ease. Little things like that can say a whole lot about the culture — and how the employees are faring.

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HR CAPITALIST DOWNLOAD: Building Your Culture Through Great Recruiting Practices.

The HR Capitalist

Most of my readers at the Capitalist are interesting in building the right type of culture inside their organizations, which is a worthy goal. . But if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the RPO recruiting world at Kinetix, it’s that “company culture” is hard to define.

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The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note : This post is part of a series on Building/Reinforcing Company Culture Through Great Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Practices. . Let's face it people, " company culture " is a loaded phrase. Some of it is real, some of it is aspirational, but one thing on my mind recently is that as we try to build the culture we want at our companies, we forget about the messages we send in our recruiting process. So you're proud of your culture - cool!

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Don't Assess Cultural Fit with Personal Questions

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Employment Gaps Questioning Candidates About Learning → Don’t Assess Cultural Fit with Personal Questions Posted on February 6, 2008 by johanna In a recent workshop, one of the participants explained, “I like to ask personal questions to see if the candidate will fit in with the team socially.&#

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The Role of Corporate Culture in Talent Acquisition


Ideally, hiring an employee who is the right cultural fit reduces the chances of conflicts that lead to their termination or resignation. Here’s why you should concentrate on the cultural fit of an employee before hiring them: Why Company Culture Matters. A strong company culture tends to bring employees together. Once you add an employee whose personality resonates with your corporate culture, their transition into your workforce will be flawless.

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5 Things You Should Do To Revive a Toxic Work Culture

Ms. Career Girl

If the answer is yes, you may have a toxic culture at work. Work Culture exists on multiple levels. To create real and lasting change, your business must tackle cultural issues on both levels. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you turn-around a toxic work culture. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for repairing a damaged work culture. The first step is always to examine your business’s culture to identify your specific challenges.

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How Cubicle Warriors Can Champion a Healthy Corporate Culture

Cube Rules

A healthy corporate culture must ultimately be owned and championed by the CEO and his or her management team. At the same time, a corporate culture lives and breathes by the actions front-line employees take every day. In our 20 years work to define and heal ailing corporate cultures, we’ve learned small changes can transform any from finger-pointing and overload to winning. . Great cultures are built at the level of project teams and employees.


The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note : This post is part of a series on Building/Reinforcing Company Culture Through Great Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Practices. . Let's face it people, "company culture" is a loaded phrase. Some of it is real, some of it is aspirational, but one thing on my mind recently is that as we try to build the culture we want at our companies, we forget about the messages we send in our recruiting process. So you're proud of your culture - cool!

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Hindsight Is 20/20: Living Your Culture In The Next Normal

Career Realism

And, how can they successfully implement new aspects of their culture into this new normal? Here are four key things leaders must consider if they want to truly live their culture in the next new normal. A company's culture must absolutely drive this question.

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BUILDING CULTURE THROUGH RECRUITING #1: Your Team and Process Matters More Than You Think

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note : This post is part of a series on Building/Reinforcing Company Culture Through Great Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Practices. . Let's face it people, " company culture " is a loaded phrase. Some of it is real, some of it is aspirational, but one thing on my mind recently is that as we try to build the culture we want at our companies, we forget about the messages we send in our recruiting process. So you're proud of your culture - cool!

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If You Want a Culture of Feedback, You Should Measure the Sensitivity of Those You Hire.

The HR Capitalist

If you really wanted a culture of feedback, you''d do a combination of three things: 1. You''d measure the sensitivity of those you''re thinking about hiring through some type of behavioral assessment , because high sensitivity people are divas when it comes to receiving feedback (it''s not their fault, it''s who they are), and high sensitivity people are also more empathetic to others as well. Culture OD Recruiting Talent

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The 7 Best Interview Questions On Cultural Fit


It was my fault for not taking the time to properly assess his cultural expectations and relay my own. The most successful hires will have not only the skills you desire but also fit your culture. Many of these responses focused on cultural fit. Questions to Assess Cultural Fit. Below are the 7 best cultural fit interview questions from our survey. You just need to assess whether your company is an environment they will thrive in.

What Kind of Culture Are You?

Water Cooler Wisdom

In a session at  SilkRoad Connections , Ulthera’s Stacie Madden placed the onus for cultural assessment on HR representatives.    Fortunately, auditing your culture does not have to be an overly complex or expensive proposition. The Organizational Culture  Assessment  Instrument is a valid method to examine  organizational culture  and the desire for change. Adhocracy Culture.

Candidate Testing – Cultural Fit is the Key, But How Do You Get it Right?

The Undercover Recruiter

Personality profiling and psychometric tests are becoming an increasingly popular part of the recruitment process, with over 70% of large UK organisations regularly using assessment tools to interview for new recruits. Candidate Testing – Cultural Fit is the Key, But How Do You Get it Right? Hiring Recruiting candidate cultural fit personality pscyhometric Recruitment

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Align Your Career for the Best Culture Fit

Careers Done Write

The importance of a good cultural fit and positive office environment should not be treated as the step child. Know Yourself: Consider taking a personality assessment with a professional career expert to determine the type of environment that would be most suitable for you. At Careers Done Write, we offer DISC assessments. This will give you greater insight into the culture. Corporate culture comes from the top down.

Hiring For Motivational Fit Vs. Hiring For Culture.

HR Capitalist

It''s pretty simple, actually: Hiring for Culture - generally means you''re looking for people who are like you - or like your brand - or have something in common with your corporate values. There are people who are hiring for culture effectively, but there are many more train wrecks out there who do it poorly. Culture Recruiting Workplace

5 Steps to a Better Culture

Water Cooler Wisdom

Company culture is defined as the values, attitudes and behaviors that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization. Although culture is in vogue right now, its status as a major player in organizational success goes back decades. In the 1990s, Harvard Business School researchers James Heskett and John Kotter examined the corporate cultures of 200 companies. But how can you foster a strong company culture

Impacting the Culture - Part 3

Learning Voyager

While there is no silver bullet, no one magic answer for improving the culture of your organization, in this series ( part 1 , part 2 ), I have offered a number of ideas for getting started. It is possible to undertake the journey toward impacting your organization's culture in a meaningful way. "If If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing yourself." Assess - Assess your own current impact on your organization's culture.

Culture Shock—Without Ever Leaving Your Home Country

Career Realism

As global moves become commonplace, relocation and corporate professionals have gained a better understanding of the phenomenon of culture shock. Yet relatively little attention is paid to cultural issues when relocating employees within a country. When it is acknowledged at all, domestic culture shock is treated as more of a punch-line than a problem. rural/urban), you increase the affect of these differences—and culture-shock—exponentially.

A New Book About HubSpot Reinforces The Truth About Your Culture.

The HR Capitalist

We all like to think our culture is special. Some of us talk about our culture without really doing anything to support it. Others work hard at culture, to the point where the cynic would claim there’s a cult-like feel to what’s created. . Hubspot, a beacon for company culture in the new economy, recently got reminded of this as Dan Lyons (a former Hubspot employee) released a new book called Disrupted. Culture Workplace

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Culture is not HR: My Great Places to Work Experience #gptwConf


However, upon researching and realizing what was involved in terms of digging into our culture; as well as assessing the likelihood that it would be received appropriately and action taken, I took the postcard back to the President and told him we would not do the survey. I knew we didn’t have a great culture, and my M.O. Several years ago, I was the corporate HR Director for a small, blue collar franchise with a big brand name.

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Seven Elements in Organizational Culture

Learning Voyager

Often I am asked by my clients to help strengthen or even change the culture of their company. While there are many entry points for such an effort, it helps to have a model of organizational culture in mind. C = Customer, Commercial, Commitment, Conflict, Creativity, & Communication : The letter "C" carries the most weight in this model of organizational culture. T = Trust : Trust is a huge factor in an organization''s culture and in its success.

Ep 73 – How to Hire for Culture Fit Like Southwest Careers


This number is the reason that hiring isn’t just about finding the best quality candidates for a role but making sure that the company and the new employee’s culture and values are aligned. Episode 73: How to Hire for Culture Fit Like Southwest Careers with Julie Weber ( @southwestair ). Julie Weber, the VP of People with Southwest walks us through Southwest’s culture fit hiring process. Southwest uses a behavioral assessment and interview process.

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your culture does not include everyone … or what employers need to do for racial equity

Ask a Manager

It’s practical, action-oriented, and filled with concrete advice for hiring, assessing your culture, building an organization that works for your marginalized employees, setting and holding managers accountable for equity goals based on data, and much more. Your Culture Does Not Include Everyone. That’s why we need to understand that culture matters. Your organization has a culture. The culture that exists in our workplace.

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Zappos and the Quandary of Cultural Fit

Water Cooler Wisdom

  Hsieh shared that the Internet shoe business places so much emphasis on hiring for cultural fit that it interviews the receptionists and shuttle drivers with whom candidates interact to see if they should get the job, and it also mandates that trainees hit the call center phones during their first few weeks. Here are a few suggestions to effectively screen for cultural fit: Understand the Culture Yourself. Assign a Cultural Fit Specialist.

Beyond the Job Description…


I believe that filling a senior leadership role requires you to look beyond the job description and assess the candidate’s capabilities and soft skills (including personality, work style, executive presence and thought leadership) to determine if they will be a good fit for your organization. Assessing Culture Fit. It’s important to consider a candidate’s personality and work style to determine if they would be a good fit with the organization’s culture.

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How To Find A Career That Lets You Travel The World

Career Alley

With everything a click away, we are finding it increasingly hard not to dream of sandy beaches, new cultures and mysterious languages. Not only do you get to experience a different culture, you get to interact with it closely. Career advice Career Assessment Careers Job Search Jobs self help Self Improvement More people than ever want to quit their jobs and start travelling the world. Wanderlust should definitely be the word of the decade.

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Marcella Bremer on Changing the Culture of Your Company

Learning Voyager

Marcella Bremer is a consultant and author based in the Netherlands who has just published a book called "Organizational Culture Change: Unleashing your Organization's Potential in Circles of 10." What is culture change and why would a company do it? Culture change is a label for behavior change. What are the keys to making culture change work? “My Is there a process you recommend for culture change?

what does “culture fit” really mean?

Ask a Manager

” Those are all legitimate things that it makes sense to screen for, based on who does and doesn’t thrive in a particular organization’s culture or the culture they’re working to build. And it wouldn’t necessarily mean that you don’t take enough initiative in general; it could just mean that you didn’t take the right kind of initiative for that particular job in that particular culture. A reader writes: What on earth does “fit” actually mean?

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How the Fastest Growing US Healthcare Company Hires For Growth

The Undercover Recruiter

Hiring Interview Tips assessment behavioural interview cultural fit Job Interview NetworkingCastle Medical is the fastest growing healthcare company in the United States, according to the 2015 Inc. 5000 U.S. fastest growing companies list. They ranked #4 over all and #1 in healthcare. So I interviewed their Director of Human Potential, Jonathan Hayes, to see exactly how they hire for that kind of fast growth—over 25,000 percent growth. View Article.

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The Future of Human Capital Can’t Function Without Recruiting Automation


Skills assessments, video interviewing, and even applicant tracking systems are used during as part of the pre-employment process either as part of the online application or on site as part of a candidate’s interview especially since the average recruiter carries a job requisition load of 22 with 3,102 candidate resumes. There is no human or interview bias involved when it comes to assessments. Assembly Line Automation as a Business & HR Model.

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Are You Willing to Hire "Athletes" Rather Than Specialists at Your Company?

The HR Capitalist

You won't generally find that on a resume, you'll need an assessment package. Change Culture Recruiting Talent

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How To Be Among The 27% Hiring In The Next 6 Months


This means better hiring process and a stronger company culture should be at the top of every company’s 2013 resolution list. Market Your Company Culture. Company culture is a huge concern for job seekers today. With so much time spent at work, many individuals specifically seek out companies that provide a culture matching their own. Marketing your company culture involves a genuine effort from the entire company.

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What Google Has Learned About How to Hire People

Hiring Technical People

I want to bring my book readers along and help them realize what does work: Instead, what works well are structured behavioral interviews, where you have a consistent rubric for how you assess people, rather than having each interviewer just make stuff up. hiring strategy behavior-description cultural fit Hiring Geeks That Fit interview Have you read this New York Times article, In Head-Hunting, Big Data May Not Be Such a Big Deal ?

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Feedback Notes on KD From the Speaker's Circuit: If Everyone's Happy, You Didn't Do Your Job.

The HR Capitalist

Valuable insights on making for TA experience human, the power of story telling, using assessments throughout the employment lifecycle. Focus on differentiators in culture. Company branding and culture tips. . The application process should take no more than 5 minutes, assessments should be used to find people that fit the company, and should be used post hire as well. Kris' engaging personality and being a SME in the areas of culture, recruitment & retention.

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Should You Stay At A Company With A Toxic Work Environment?

Career Realism

“If that’s the case,” said O’Donnell, “you’re never going to change the culture, everyone is that way, it’s time to move on.” If you need help understanding your interaction style (and the other person’s), check out our Professional Strengths Assessment. So, assess the situation to make sure it’s actually a toxic work environment and not just a breakdown in communication before you make any big career moves.

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Can’t Find People? Root Cause Why

Hiring Technical People

Yes, this is cultural fit, not technical fit. This means you need to assess if people are able to transition to agile, if you are, and transition them. hiring strategy cultural fit Hiring Geeks That FitThere’s a great article that George Dinwiddie pointed me to, If There’s a Gap, Blame It on the Employer. It’s a nice companion piece to John Sumser’s entire series, Skills Gap: The Series.

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Apple Pie, Chevrolet and Glassdoor's "Pledge To Thrive" Badge.

The HR Capitalist

In 2017, Glassdoor and Thrive Global will release a co-branded Thrive Index based on employees’ assessments of how their employer incorporates meaningful “thrive” practices into their workplaces and culture. But then I go on Amazon's Glassdoor profile and this is the first review I see: "Exciting work, abusive culture". But abusive culture? Branding in HR Culture Wellness WorkplaceGlassdoor - you have to hand it to them - they know how to market their solution.

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Interview Questions for Project Managers

Hiring Technical People

They are one way to assess a candidate’s experience and to see if the candidate will fit your culture. Remember, the candidate will be listening to see if your questions and the way you ask these questions fit his or her idea of the culture he or she wants. That’s because your culture puts its stamp on everything we say and do. interview agile behavior description question culture Hiring Geeks That Fit

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Creating Auditions for Senior Managers

Hiring Technical People

If you read the comments, you see I’m not into surveys or psychometric assessments. BTW, I find it useful for me to know about myself, but not for others to use psychometric assessments for hiring. However, if you do a job analysis, and forgo the psychometric assessment in favor of a customized audition, you will reduce your cost to hire, and find someone who will fit your culture.

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