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Staffing Solutions: Hiring for Culture Fit

According to Forbes, company culture is a system of shared values, norms, systems, symbols, language, assumptions, beliefs, habits and a company vision, which presides how people behave in organizations. These shared values strongly influence people in the organization and dictate how they dress, act, and perform their jobs.

Hiring for culture fit is critical for a company because an individual’s attitude, values and beliefs play a large role in whether or not they fit into a company’s culture. A company must understand their core values and continuously hire people that align with those values effortlessly in order to be successful. Culture fit can actually be more valuable than skill sets because you can train for skill, but you cannot train for fit.

Benefits of Hiring for Culture Fit

Being mindful of culture fit when going through the hiring process will benefit everyone at a company. There are many benefits to hiring for culture fit, including:

  • Saves Money and Time. When an individual is not right for a company, they will become unhappy with their job and either quit or will eventually be let go, resulting in high employee turnover. It pays off in the long run to take the time to determine whether someone is right for your organization.
  • Increases Productivity and Motivation. When expectations are shared, it enables a group to work together productively for the success of the organization. Positioning a candidate’s values, beliefs and attitude with the corporate culture helps people experience job satisfaction and achieve success in their individual roles.
  • Improves Customer Loyalty. When a team of employees work well together, the quality of customer service increases. It is obvious to customers when there is a lack of communication. Culture fit enables employees to work in harmony, creating valuable efficiencies and consistencies that provides an experience that loyal customers desire.

Labor Systems as Your Staffing Solutions

Is your company unsure of how to assess culture fit from an interview? Labor Systems is a professional staffing agency that is highly trained and experienced to uncover the challenges of hiring for culture fit. We can help you find the right people for temporary, temp-to-hire or permanent placement positions. To ensure your company finds the right fit, fill out a staffing request or visit a Labor Systems location nearest to you!