The idea of company culture has become more popular of late, with many companies becoming aware of the fact that their company culture may not be everything that they want it to be. On the other hand, there are companies who often rank in lists of “Top 100 Companies to Work For,” and this is largely because they have a good company culture.
Not only does a good company culture result in a more pleasant environment for employees, but it also makes the company becomes more stable and profitable in the long run. And there are many ways in which you can work with a staffing firm to improve company culture.
Define Your Company Values
To begin with, you can put some more thought into the type of company culture you currently have and the ways in which you would like to improve it. What type of company culture do you want to have in the long run? What are the values that are important to you in your company? Do you value intelligence? Hard work? Friendliness? Communication skills? Integrity? It’s necessary for you to be clear about the type of company you want to run.
Visualize Your Company Culture
Visualization is a great way to define company culture. Sit down with a piece of paper and write down the way you see your ideal company culture. The more descriptive you are, the better. Do you want your company culture to be friendly? Organized? Productive? People-oriented? Customer-oriented? Hard-working? And do you think that this vision of yours will help you to attract the best candidates, now and in the long run?
Share Your Vision with Your Staffing Firm
Be sure to share all the details of your ideal company culture with the staffing firm you are working with. A good staffing firm with always ask you about the type of company culture you have right now and what you are trying to create in the future. And the more details they have about what you value, the better. This will help them to find you the types of candidates who will fit in with your vision.
Considering the Present and the Future
It’s necessary to find someone who has the qualities you are looking for in the present as well as someone who will be able to grow and create the type of company culture you envision for the future.
For example, maybe you have a very efficient company culture at present. In this case, someone who is efficient, organized and productive will be able to fit into it well. And if you’re hiring someone for an administrative or finance position, then this might be the type of person you usually look for.
But, in the long run, you may also want to create a more friendly company culture in which everyone feels like they’re part of a big family. In that case, you might want to hire a candidate who is not only efficient and organized by also friendly, sociable and willing to help out when others need his/her help.
Consciously Working Towards a Better Company Culture
It’s a good idea to be conscious of the type of company culture you want and the attributes or qualities that will help to make it happen. Unless you sit down and make a good company culture one of your conscious aims, it may never materialize the way you see it. And if you share your aims with your staffing firm, they will be able to put their expertise to use and get you the kind of candidates that will help you in your long term goals.
Contact us to learn more about how you can work with a staffing firm to create a better company culture.