Importance of cultural match during the hiring process

culture recruiting Nov 03, 2017

You will see them often the little adds, today with Facebook it seems to be easier than ever to let the world know you are hiring.  You publish something like the following add that I just notice a couple of days ago and you hope for the best candidates

‎[ Help Wanted ] General Labor / Maintenance person needed.

Valid Drivers license with vehicle
Mowing Lawns / General Lawn maintenance
Painting intirior / exterior
General Building clean up, Sweep hallways, pick up trash
and more!
Go to and click on the Rental Application tab at the top. In that drop down menu you will see the Employment Application.
When reading those little job ads, I feel sorry for the person who is doing the recruiting. Serious! You can not blame the person who wrote this little add. Most job ads and recruiting efforts are focussed on the skills of the job, not on behaviors and fit with the organization.]

Just think about it for a second, when you let go an employee, what was the...

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Change four aspects of the hiring process to increase the success.

recruiting selection talent Nov 03, 2017

Recruiting the best employee for your organization requires an in-depth understanding of the skills, behaviors, and values the new employee needs to bring to your organization. Finding the best people is a daunting task. LeadershipIQ did research on the success of our new hire. What they found is almost shocking. Looking at new hires their research found that 46% of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months. Of those people, 89% failed because they didn’t fit in the organizational culture. Just imagine how many hours you need to reinvest to find, train and coach the successor.

To build a strong team that is aligned and committed, focus on the four points to increase your hire success rate:

Define the tasks of the new hire by asking for input of existing employees.

When employees are involved in the hiring of the new employee they are more likely to reach out to the employee when they start in their job. When co-workers can review and give feedback on...

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Three questions to get to know your candidate

interview recruiting Nov 01, 2017

When you surf the internet to better understand how to best approach job candidates, you can learn tips on preventing high turnover, application form mistakes, and legal &  compliance issues. You can download standard interview questions, read the book “the 100 best interview questions”, use a template or are being advised to use a personality test.

Personally, I am a big fan of if it comes to finding innovative ways to interview candidates. I will give you my favorite at the end of this blog. After a few hours of searching and reading, you might find yourself completely covered with information and you are wondering “What is going to give me the answer to the core question?”

Is the candidate going to give 110% when working for me?

To answer that main question you don’t have to be an expert in interviewing and you don’t need complicated personality tests. You need to find a way to get an answer to three...

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