3. Focus on Culture
While skills and expertise are important, a person who is not a culture fit can damage company morale significantly. Pair your new employee with a staff member who exudes your company’s attitude and personality. This person should be able to showcase how to talk about working at your company, the drive and dedication of the staff, and the type of personal and professional interactions common in the organization.
This gives your employees verification that not only will they enjoy the work they’ll be doing, but they’ll also enjoy the people they work with. Employees who struggle to connect are more likely to leave a position and report lower job satisfaction. Find out early if the person is a culture fit; otherwise, you’ll soon be training and retraining for the position you just filled.
Hiring a new employee is about more than filling a few job duties to take the strain off other team members. A new employee should provide returns for your organization. But without a successful transition, this can amount to more time, attention, and resources than you or your company can afford.
About the Author: Lena Requist established herself as a powerful force in business before joining ONTRAPORT as COO in 2009. Her background in corporate finance and successful business building has helped grow the ONTRAPORT organization 5,000 percent, landing ONTRAPORT at No. 102 on the 2012 Inc. 500 list.