April 26, 2018

Cultural Fit

Smart business owners know the best investment any company can make is hiring the right people. A very common question asked by candidates to recruitment consultants, when shortlisting for interview is “What is the organisation culture like?”. Cultural fit is important to both candidates and employers, so what’s the best way business can convey their culture?

What Is A Cultural Fit?

A cultural fit essentially means that an employee’s beliefs and behaviours are in alignment with their employer’s core values and company culture. During the recruitment process, it’s important that organizations determine what the company’s values really are and what characteristics or traits a candidate would need to have to fit in comfortably. If you don’t know what you want or what you’re looking for in a perspective candidate, chances are you won’t be able to find it.

Ask The Right Questions

When interviewing candidates, the below questions can help reveal more about them to help determine a cultural fit:

  • Describe your preferred work environment?
  • What management style do you best respond to?
  • What are your career goals?
  • Can you provide an example of when you went the extra mile or took initiative?

Other things to consider when reviewing a cultural fit are, how did the candidate treat the receptionist upon arrival, did they follow up post interview, how did they respond overall during the interview, etc.

Go To The Experts

Hiring with a cultural fit in mind, doesn’t mean hiring people who are all the same. The cultural values and behaviours that drive an organization can be reflected in a varied workplace. Defined values can bring people with diverse skillsets and backgrounds together.

Here at The Recruitment Alternative we know our client’s businesses, values, industry and challenges. When we recruit for you, we are screen and select candidates that will thrive in your business. Here is what one of our clients said about our service:

“I used a competitor service before and concurrent with the first campaign. Was chalk and cheese. Your service was some of the best I have received ever, in any industry. Will only be using The Recruitment Alternative for my recruitment needs moving forward. And will be recommending your service to anyone who has this requirement.” Clint – Safety Mate

The Recruitment Alternative exists to provide low cost recruitment excellence. We fly in the face of the perception that great service costs a lot of money. TRA delight in how happy our clients are when they hire a great new staff member and make such great savings. We provide services across Australia and New Zealand and as a generalist recruitment agency, we offer affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 1300 548 546.

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