Are you a good cultural fit?
Culture fit is the glue that holds an organization together. Although every candidate that is hired by a company has a unique personality and style, the candidate needs to be in line with the culture of the organisation to succeed in the team!
According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SRHM), the result of poor culture fit can cost an organisation between 50-60% of the person’s annual salary! Following the below would ensure one being a cultural fit for their dream job:
- Understand the value system: Every system or organisation is based on a particular value system and each employee should understand what that is. Research the value system of your dream company and see if they align with yours. Is it a social enterprise, for profit or non-profit that you are looking for? Are you driven by transparency or hierarchy? Working with people who share a similar value system makes work life easier and more fun. This ensures that you are much more engaged and efficient at work!
- Company’s targets and objectives: Make sure you’re aligned with the company’s broader objectives and targets. Every firm has an annual target within each department – Marketing, Finance, Strategy and beyond. Understand the bigger goals so that you can start contributing to the bigger picture right from day 1! Make sure you are inspired by the company’s goals and working towards the big picture.
- Work environment: Each company has a distinct work environment. The working hours, style, health and hygiene, dress sense and etiquette play an important role in determining a potential cultural fit. You can interact with other employees of the company and get their inputs to know more about the company you wish to work at. The way staff is treated says a lot about the ethics of the company.
- Personality fit: Think about your personality traits and whether they are in line with what your manager wants. It will help you in the long run to deal with different kinds of people and tackle problems in a healthy manner. Getting along with your team will reduce stress. Ask for feedback from your peers and manager to see how you can adapt and fit into the environment well.
According to a survey by Forbes, it is seen that 89% of hiring failures are due to poor cultural fit! Prioritizing for good cultural fit will not only benefit you, but will also helps HR to retain talent and build a successful company!
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