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What’s Your Culture?


Attrition negatively impacts the bottom line. It decreases productivity and revenue while increasing the costs of training and recruiting. For this reason, companies work hard to ensure that their employees are committed and looking forward to long-term internal opportunities.

All About People, a leading recruitment franchise, said that employees who fit well within the company culture are more likely to remain in their roles and seek internal opportunities, thereby reducing attrition. For this reason, it is important to create a complete and honest profile of your corporate culture. Taking the time to do this ensures that new hires are excited about their roles and are well-aligned with the organization from the start.

Articulating corporate culture can be a challenge. Culture is defined as “a way of thinking, behaving or working that exists in a place or organization.” Based on this definition, companies should be considering the following:

Thinking:

  • What is your company’s mission?
  • What are your corporate values?
  • What does your company stand for?
  • How does your company impact the world on a local and/or global scale?

Behaving:

  • What type of reputation does your company have?
  • How do people work together? Is it collaborative, innovative, traditional?
  • How are expectations communicated?
  • Do you have traditions and/or a shared story?

Working:

  • How would you describe the pace of your workplace?
  • Are there options for flexibility?
  • What options are there for personal and professional development?
  • What perks are offered?

Like people, each company is different, so there is not a single best answer to these questions. Rather, they are intended to invite discussion and exploration within your organization. As the internal culture becomes more sophisticated and innate, it will be easier to communicate this to staffing firms and job candidates. From there, the evaluation of a potential new hire can be based on how well their history and interests match the stated culture, as well as the skill set required for the position, making it likely that they will remain in the position for a longer period of time.

Having recently reduced attrition for a large call center from 55 percent to 8 percent, All About People has seen firsthand how the synergy that comes from hiring employees who will thrive in a specific corporate culture can propel an organization forward. Contact All About People if you are looking to hire people who are a good fit with your company culture.