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Apr 2018
Masters at Matching Culture

by Lynne Cihelka


‘Masters at Matching Culture’ is one of About Staffing’s most important slogans. This phrase means we place candidates in roles where they will fit culturally within a company. There is a strong likelihood the candidate will be able to conform and adapt to the core values and collective behaviours that make up the client’s workplace.

As a staffing agency, it is our responsibility to understand the a company’s job culture and find people who have the skills, work productivity, and teamwork attitude to match and fit in well. Recruiters need to make sure that they place someone who strives to succeed in a collaborative environment and vice versa.  If you’ve ever wondered what interview questions recruiters ask to assess cultural fit, keep on reading. Here are a few examples:

“What does Teamwork mean to you? And why is it important?"

This interview question can help recruiters determine whether a candidate is a good cultural fit since it can give insight into their social habits and how they would behave during social interactions. The candidate’s answer will allow recruiters to gauge whether the candidate will get along with other employees and fit in the environment.

“How do you learn something new?”

Problem solving is another great skill to have regardless of the position. A person’s answer to this question will help describe their attitude and determine whether they seek information from others and engage in a collaborative process.

“Describe the work environment or culture in which you are most productive and happy. What is the single most important factor that must be present in your work environment for you to be successful?"

By asking this question outright, recruiters can gain a wealth of information on what environment works best for candidates. As a result, the About Staffing recruiter can fine-tune the placement to ensure the closest match with the expectations expressed by the candidate.

There are many other questions that can assess cultural fit, these are just a few examples. Questions can also be designed specific to a client’s organization. Cultural fit is one of the most significant factors in the success of a new employee in an organization.

About Staffing consistently goes above and beyond to assess fit and ensure a successful placement.