Millions of young Americans are experiencing a “quarter-life crisis.” They understand that the economy and the nature of work have changed forever. Talent today want more bang for their buck. They want to leave a mark, make a contribution, have a purpose. In short, they’re seeking a calling more than a career. They crave meaning, autonomy, and exploration. Managing one’s vocation successfully is no different than managing a business. And that’s why the contingent workforce has the power to[...]
You can’t create a thriving business culture without focusing on values. In the age of hyper-visibility and social media, every person in your organization becomes an embodiment of its corporate philosophy and culture -- a brand ambassador to customers, other candidates and the public. That’s why we frequently emphasize the importance of cultural fit in talent acquisition. It’s the glue binds together so many aspects of a successful recruiting campaign: employee engagement, employment brand, team integration and more. Of course, we’ve also seen the darker side of culture, when hiring managers mistake familiarity and personal preferences for a good fit. This lack of inclusion can lead to a stagnant environment where diverse perspectives and novel ideas seldom materialize. Values-based hiring is the secret to cultural fit. The challenge, however, is determining what a person’s values really are. Let’s explore some interesting ways that companies are peeling back the layers to reveal the genuine attitudes that inform candidate values.
Values determine your organizational culture.
Here’s a reality check for the staffing industry: You can’t create a thriving culture without focusing on values. We frequently talk about the importance of cultural fit in strategic hiring initiatives. It’s a red-hot topic, partly because it ties together so many other aspects of a successful recruiting campaign: employee engagement, brand, team integration and much more. And yet we’ve also seen the darker side of cultural fit. This comes into play when hiring managers mistake familiarity and personal preferences for culture. Naturally, that lack of inclusion can lead to a homogeneous workforce where diverse perspectives and novel ideas seldom materialize. Values-based hiring is the secret to cultural fit.