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As teams grow in size, with different personalities and backgrounds being added into the mix, we have taken the opportunity to sit down and discuss our current workplace culture.
We have been discussing topics, such as: what we love about working in our teams, what we need to monitor and improve, and what we want to portray to new people joining the business. This has been a fantastic exercise for us to reflect on our teams and has allowed us to pause and look at our working dynamic and what standards we want to hold ourselves to.
This exercise also made us think about the importance of company culture generally and the important role it plays for both candidates and clients in the recruitment process.
Company culture can often be difficult to explain but it is essentially a company’s ‘personality’ and how this forms its working environment. It can cover anything from core values and beliefs to expectations on staff and staff behaviour. A company’s culture will inform what it is actually like to work there day-to-day, so it is vitally important to get this right in order to keep employees happy and engaged at work.
Culture has become one of the biggest deciding factors in the recruitment process. Culture and ensuring companies are the right culture fit rank very highly amongst our candidates (and indeed our clients) as it usually determines how comfortable candidates feel in their working environment. It can be the reason why a job doesn’t work out and as a result is often high on the agenda of most candidates seeking new employment. For this reason employers need to ensure they get this right and portray a culture that is favourable to candidates.
It is crucially important for candidates to ensure that the business they are applying for has the right culture for them, and that they are the right fit for the business they are interviewing for. Finding this out can be very difficult to assess and it is usually very hard to tell until you have a solid understanding of the business and the way it works.
Despite these difficulties there are some ways you can prepare. I have put together a few tips on what candidates can do to try and establish whether a firm will be a good fit for them.
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