The culture fit of an employee can be more important than skills.
The nuts and bolts: It’s not just a good idea to make sure you hire the right person for your company, it is also important that they fit in and enjoy working there. Understanding what makes people happy at work can help boost morale as well!
ZURBians having fun during Friday15, which is part of our company culture.
Culture fit? What the heck does that even mean? Well, it means simply hiring someone that fits within a company’s culture. That’s the simple explanation. The logline, if you will. Now onto the longer explanation:
Culture fit is a huge issue nowadays for companies, and, in some ways, much more important than the skills a person has. Skill can be taught. Teaching someone to be able to fit into your culture is really, really hard work. And it doesn’t always work. That’s why companies, work hard to determine if a person is the right culture fit.
Putting Candidates Through … um, Interviewing Them
We lock … um, put … an unsuspecting victim … um, candidate … in a cage … um, meeting room or ZOOM room these days … and that person gets pelted with question after question from each and everyone on the team. We’re not just trying to get a better grasp of a person’s skills, but trying to engage them as people. How would they take our jokes? Our scrappiness? Our chaos? At the end, we all have to agree to hire the person in order to bring someone on.
Our focus on culture fit carries over to our jobs board. We ask that each and every company that lists on the job board provide pictures of their culture as well as fun facts about the games, perks, and activities they have so that we can share them with potential candidates. Check it out.
Think you can handle our culture? Then, get a job nerd!