Project Culture Reflects Management Culture

Hiring Technical People

I have a post, What’s the Culture on Your Project? And that reinforces a management culture of second or third best. What is culture? Every time you start with tools and technology you shortchange the job and the candidate. Would that change the culture? How do you hire for culture? You start by writing a job description based on your analysis that took your culture into account. Your culture is what separates you from everyone else.

When is “Hiring for Culture” Discrimination?

Hiring Technical People

There’s a great post, Please: Stop “Hiring to Cultural Fit” Laura Bergells explains the problems of what she sees when people supposedly hire for cultural fit: They consider for personality first. That’s not hiring for cultural fit. When you hire for cultural fit, you make sure that the person has the technical chops to do the job. Or, you might want to hire the candidate to inject a little excitement into the team.

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5 Ways to Hire a Candidate that Matches your Company Culture

Undercover Recruiter

Company culture is the DNA of your workforce, and is made up of the goals, vision and values of every employee. Depending on the culture fit of your next hire, they can either reinforce your company’s mission, or they can dilute it. 5 Ways to Hire a Candidate that Matches your Company Culture. Employer Recruiting behavioural interview candidate Company Culture company fit company values diversity hire interview candidate Interview Questions job ad job description

2017 71

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. As we attempt to build the culture we want at our companies, we focus on engagement surveys, features like free meals, etc, but at times forget about the messages we send in our recruiting process.

2020 98

Hire for Cultural Fit: It’s Time to Add Women, Pt 1

Hiring Technical People

We know—and if you have been on a multi-gender, multi-cultural team, people-with-diverse-backgrounds you have this experience—creating products is more fun, faster, and easier. You have people who, while they fit the corporate culture enough, have diverse experience creating products. What can you do, if you want to keep or build the great culture you already have? You cannot know what a female engineer feels, about jobs, about other culture.

2014 190

BUILDING CULTURE THROUGH RECRUITING #4: Building Your Employment Brand.

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!

2019 97

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!

Corporate Culture 101

Workology

People often ask me what makes a good culture. Everyone has different components that they like to see in a culture. It means you know what you like in a company culture. It’s important for companies to own the type of culture they have and promote it to attract candidates that have similar values. Company cultures are unique, but company’s that have great culture all have similar key attributes.

Interviewing With Organizational Culture in Mind

Workology

Hiring great people is the foundation of a great culture, so your interview process needs to reflect the culture of the organization. Most interviews involve tedious scheduling, meeting with multiple members of the team and candidates being asked redundant questions. Here are some tips to help transform the interview process to better hire for a cultural fit : Make your interview process more like an audition.

Do Your Ads Reflect Your Job and Culture?

Hiring Technical People

When they are boring to write, many candidates find them boring to read. Do you see how Pradeep incorporates his culture into his ad and his video? This is what hiring for cultural fit is all about. I improved the cultural fit part and updated the how-to-write-an-ad chapter in Hiring Geeks That Fit. Make the ad about the opportunity the candidate will discover in a job with you. Make your job ads reflect the opportunity you are offering and your culture.

BUILDING CULTURE THROUGH RECRUITING #2: The Impact of Values, Potential Factors and Competencies.

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!

2019 111

Three Interview Questions That Don’t Gauge Cultural Fit

Hiring Technical People

Oh, maybe we do have questions that address cultural fit. If you are a candidate and an interviewer asks you these questions in the guise of a conversation, you should be disappointed, too. Let’s review what corporate culture is: how people treat each other, what’s rewarded, and what’s okay to discuss. If you are a candidate, and you get these questions, here’s how you might answer these questions: 1. That’s why you ask about cultural fit.

Hire for Cultural Fit: It’s Time to Add Other People, Pt 2

Hiring Technical People

In Hire for Cultural Fit: It’s Time to Add Women, Pt 1 , I wrote about the need to add women to your team, and what you could do. Since I was a young manager, I was pretty sure many interesting candidates would be older than I was. Since I was white, I was pretty sure many interesting candidates would be different from me. You will definitely have a particular corporate culture. But, does that culture lead you to better products? Does that culture scale?

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How to Hire for Cultural Fit Without Becoming Insular and Mediocre

Hiring Technical People

Have you read The next thing Silicon Valley needs to disrupt big time: its own culture ? Hire people “just like us” Where candidates can’t tell they are on interviews. There’s more, but this is all done in the name of “meritocracy” and “cultural fit.” ” You can call it cultural fit, but it’s not. It creates an insular culture. You have created an insular culture. That’s your culture.

2014 190

Candidate Empowerment – Candidate Experience 2.0 (Part One)

Workology

Want to learn more about candidate experience 2.0? Register for our webinar on April 30th from 1:00-2:00 EST and watch for part two of this series to see practical ways to empower candidates next week! . The candidate experience is something that many companies have been working to perfect over the last several years. We’re making progress, there’s no doubt about it, but there’s still a disconnect between our efforts and candidates’ impressions.

Candidate Empowerment – Candidate Experience 2.0 (Part Two)

Workology

Check out part one of our candidate empowerment series and learn how to reshape the candidate experience. . Candidate experience has come a long way, but it still has a long way to go. In part one of this series, I mentioned that a staggering percentage of candidates still report that the experience leaves much to be desired. This is what I like to call candidate experience 2.0. HR candidate empowerment candidate experience

Interviewing for Culture, What's Rewarded | Hiring Technical People

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 ← Interviewing for Culture, How People Treat Each Other Committing to a Position → Interviewing for Culture, What’s Rewarded Posted on December 20, 2010 by johanna Another key piece of culture is understanding a candidate’s background and preferences around rewards: what do you reward, how do you reward, and when.

2010 181

The Role of Corporate Culture in Talent Acquisition

Jobacle

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.

2019 106

3 Steps to Help You Find The Perfect Candidate

Undercover Recruiter

Hiring the perfect candidate is a tricky process, one that takes a lot of patience and understanding. Skilled candidates seem to be an increasingly rare find, in fact, according to the Gartner CIO Agenda Report: “66 percent of CIOs believe there is a talent crisis in the world”. 3 Steps to Help You Find The Perfect Candidate Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog. Employer Recruiting candidate Company Culture GetApp Job Boards Referrals

2018 81

Corporate Culture & Fit Starts with Asking Your Current Employees

Workology

Engaged workforces live in exceptional corporate cultures. If you look at the companies whose workforces are happy, engaged and productive, the majority of the time you’ll find a common denominator: a great company culture. Exceptional corporate culture occurs when employers value team members and employees feel they play an important role in the company’s success. The corporate culture fit factor. This is where culture fit comes into play.

How Companies With Great Cultures Manage the Expectations of New Hires.

The HR Capitalist

This is a question that goes through every candidate's mind as soon as they begin considering a new position—and it stays at the back of their mind all through onboarding. I had the chance on the latest and greatest episode of Talent Sniper Radio (my company podcast over at my recruiting firm, Kinetix ) to talk to Dawn Burke, VP of People at Daxko, to discuss how companies with great cultures (and lesser cultures) should manage the expectations of new employees.

2016 146

How to Video Screen for Company Culture Fit

Workology

Cultural fit is becoming an increasingly important hiring metric for companies from Fortune 500 giants to small-scale startups. One of the reasons is because many companies see candidates who fit into the company culture as a safer bet when it comes to retention. Using online video to screen candidates is a smart move when it comes to finding job seekers who will fit into your company culture without wasting a lot of time in the hiring process.

Creating a Culture of Excellence (Like Disney)

Workology

Hot to Create a Company Culture and Workplace Like Disney. Doing a Google search, you’ll see more than 10 million hits on creating a culture of excellence and of employee engagement. One of the best examples of a company with an incredible culture is Disney; they continue to get it right. Organizational culture is by design, well defined and clear to all. But if the culture is not by design, it’s culture by default.”.

2012 96

Do Your Ads Reflect Your Job and Culture?

Hiring Technical People

When they are boring to write, many candidates find them boring to read. Do you see how Pradeep incorporates his culture into his ad and his video? This is what hiring for cultural fit is all about. I improved the cultural fit part and updated the how-to-write-an-ad chapter in Hiring Geeks That Fit. Make the ad about the opportunity the candidate will discover in a job with you. Make your job ads reflect the opportunity you are offering and your culture.

WHITEPAPER: How to Hire For Cultural Fit.

The HR Capitalist

We've got a great whitepaper available on hiring for cultural and motivational fit called " Not The Drones You're Looking For - Using Motivational and Cultural Fit In Your Hiring Process ". You did the work—sourcing great candidates, selling them on the opportunity at your company with the mission, the vision… the whole deal. Then the post-interview feedback comes back from the hiring manager—they didn’t like the candidate.

2015 112

BUILDING CULTURE THROUGH RECRUITING #5: Building the Right TA Tech Stack.

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!

2019 120

Recruiting Meets Corporate Culture #recruittrends

Workology

With values like Happiness (Zappos), Awesomeness (Mindvalley), Luv (Southwest) and Joy (Menlo Innovations) taking center stage in terms of corporate culture, recruiting in 2014 will give ways to words like big data, marketing corporate culture , and hiring for a cultural fit. Throw your hands in the air if you’re a recruiting player that is tapping into the multiple facets of using big data to find top candidates. Recruiting for a Cultural Fit.

What Is Your Pettiest Reason For Being Lukewarm On A Candidate?

The HR Capitalist

You know you have some type of petty thing - that's caused you to rank a candidate lower than they should have been. Candidates who got impacted by COVID? But you'll still be holding something small against a cross-section of candidates. I have a hard time with candidates who take me out of my normal messaging environment. Best candidate wins. . What's your pettiest reason for being lukewarm on a candidate? Communications Culture HR Tech Recruiting

2020 93

3 Ways to Sell Your Company Culture and Story

Workology

The companies that tell the best stories attract these people to their culture. Culture is a constant work in progress which means your company probably has a story behind the direction they chose. 3 Ways to sell your company culture and story. Company Culture. Write a blog, post to your company’s social media, re-Vine your customer’s… There are endless opportunities to writing a corporate culture best seller. Culture is evolutionary.

How to Incorporate Company Culture Into Your Hiring Process

Workology

Company culture plays as important a role as any other factor of workplace prosperity. For this reason, including your culture and values in the hiring process is essential. In fact, 14 percent of hires don’t work out because of a failure to fit the company culture. Company culture can be difficult to explain to candidates who don’t yet have a feel for it. Here are a few ways to include company culture in your hiring process: Start with some research.

Is Your Manager Candidate Authentic?

Hiring Technical People

The question about current industry standard for cultural fit got me thinking. And what you really need to know is if this candidate will work in your organization and if this candidate is what he or she appears to be—is this candidate authentic? Authenticity is part of you want to learn about your candidates. I also like to ask them at the end of lunch or dinner, when the candidate is more relaxed with me. I am authentic with the candidate.

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!

2019 107

Is Social Media the Solution to Company Culture Fit?

The Undercover Recruiter

It makes sense, since a recent CareerBuilder survey found 38 percent of employers have open positions they just cannot find the skilled candidates to fill. Is Social Media the Solution to Company Culture Fit? Business Employer Hiring Networking Professional Social Media candidates culture fit industry Recruitment Spark Hire work enviornment Today, employers, recruiters, and staffing pros are increasingly concerned about the skills gap.

How Allianz Have Built a People-Centric Culture

Undercover Recruiter

This is a challenge any candidate would want to be a part of. How Allianz Have Built a People-Centric Culture. Employer Recruiting Allianz culture people Workplace cultureThe words ‘Home’ and ‘Dare’ are two very important aspects of what makes Allianz an attractive prospective employer. The brand has been around for almost 120 years they are still striving to improve, innovate and change what the company is all about.

2018 54

The History of the Candidate Experience

Workology

Earlier this week while attending the SHRM Talent Conference and International Association of Employment Websites Spring Congress (IAEWS) I was considering how far we have come with regard to candidate empowerment. What you see above is a historical timeline of the candidate experience that also considers unemployment levels. The expected immediacy and engagement has become part of our personal culture. A History of the Candidate Experience.

2015 106

Performance is a Cultural Variable

Water Cooler Wisdom

co-founder and CEO  Mollie Lombardi  described a culture of performance as a set of behaviors that are rewarded or discouraged by the people, processes, and systems within an organization. To create and foster a performance culture, Lombardi suggested focusing on the following conditions for success. Eighty-one percent of top performing companies said they measure the experience of candidates, employees, managers, and leaders.

What Do Executive Recruiters Look for in Candidates?

Professional Resume Services

If job-seeking executives only knew exactly what recruiters were looking for in candidates, their efforts would be made much easier. Companies today are placing a higher emphasis on hiring people who fit their culture from a personality perspective. Professional Resume Services helps job candidates optimize their resumes and LinkedIn profiles so they are in a prime position to be recognized by recruiters.

2019 159

How to Optimise Social Media to Sell Your Company Culture

Undercover Recruiter

For those job hunting and researching your company online, a candidate’s typical user journey will begin by visiting your website, specifically a careers page of some sort. Candidates. How to Optimise Social Media to Sell Your Company Culture. Employer Recruiting Brand Ambassador Company Culture Social Advocacy Social Media

The Candidate Experience: Perception is Reality

Workology

Join us on Febuary 27, 2014 from 11:00 – 12:00p EST for our webinar “ How to Get Strategic with the Candidate Experience ” and learn what it means to get strategic about your candidate experience practices. For job candidates at your organization? With all the talk about The Candidate Experience over the last several years, one would think that it would begin to improve. Walk around your company, check out the culture – how was that?

Developing Internal Candidates

Workology

In HR and recruiting, it seems that we are always on a quest to find the perfect candidate and to fill a seemingly unending list of job openings. Managers may be pressuring us to find candidates with enough experience that they can slide right into a job with little to no training. The reality is that such candidates can often be hard to come by and the search for the perfect person could result in a job that remains unfilled for months. Create a Culture of Advancement.

Corporate Culture and the Law of Attraction

Workology

There are some companies with great corporate culture that are employing the Law of Attraction to draw in great people. Having a culture built on positivity and trust allows companies to move past this fear. Here’s this Chick’s pick of companies who on-boarded the Law of Attraction: Awesomeness – Mindvalley’s company culture embraces all things awesome. Their interview process is more like an audition in which they bring in about 40 or so candidates.

How Does Your Hiring Help You Learn About the Candidate?

Hiring Technical People

But, it doesn’t quite help the author learn enough about the candidate fast. You bring a candidate in for a few hours. You make enough time for lunch, so the candidate has time to eat and talk. At the end of the interview, you have a follow-up meeting with everyone who met with the candidate that day to understand what everyone’s impressions were. You make a decision then and there about how to proceed with the candidate. Neither is a candidate.

2013 168

Your Candidate Anti-Engagement Strategy

Workology

And while I applaud the company for getting back to her since 50% of companies admittedly don’t engage candidates in any form, it was a slap in the face. I call tactics like these candidate anti-engagement strategies. These are seen as a snub in the face of the candidate. And it’s treatment like these that leads candidates to fill the grapevine with candidate experiences that are angry, bitter, and hurt. Provide your candidates job search resources.