Candidates with the best cultural fit in a company have more advantages than most colleagues. The teamwork, dedication, and engagement of employees who match the values of a company is greater than those who don’t match the company’s values. A thought-provoking article on ERE.net, separated types of employees into thirds. The high-performing top, the average middle, and the low-performing bottom. Employees in the top tier work great in groups, are quick to jump onto projects to help, can easily understand the task given to them, produce high quality work, and exceed performance requirements and expectations. Those in the bottom tier are less motivated to learn, don’t work in groups very well, procrastinate on projects, and have less respect for their supervisors.
The high-performing employees generate a greater profit than their low-performing counterparts. Greater productivity leads to greater output, and greater profits. Companies want greater profits (excluding nonprofits, of course). Recruiters and HR Directors are always looking for the top talent to drive a company forward. But what if your talented, experienced, referenced candidate falls into the low-performing bottom tier? Could a company’s culture be the driving factor in expectations versus reality in a candidate?
Cultural fit is the missing link. Companies and job candidates – in order to succeed – should match in cultural ideals and values. A candidate that fits well into a company’s culture also fits well into the values of other employees, which creates an environment conducive to teamwork. Employee engagement and motivation drives performance.
Find out what motivates your employees.
Employees who find themselves in a company’s environment that aligns with their own work ethics will be more likely to produce results. Why? They care about the company, and they care about their work. A cultural fit between a candidate and a company is crucial. Create a culture that employees would be proud to be a part of everyday. Create a culture that prioritizes your employees. After all, they are your greatest asset.
Here is the original article: The Financial Impact of Not Hiring the Least-best | ERE.net