Culture

The Essential “Culture Fit” Interview Questions

After four years of startup life, I’ve come to hate the question, “is this candidate a culture fit?”. I hate it almost as much as I am repulsed by the over-used word “hacking.” I hear it every day and it makes me cringe!

Now don’t get me wrong: culture is important. A company’s culture is its personality. It is the environment in which the team operates, which is affected by its mission, goals, and leadership.

In fact, it’s what sets startups apart from the rest of the business world. It’s certainly not the size or age of the company that determines whether it is a startup or not, as there are tiny bureaucratic companies and giant public companies with startup cultures.

So how do companies make sure their culture succeeds when they add a new hire to the team? read more…

3 Things You Should Do for Faster and Better Quality Screening

This is a guest post from our marketplace partner Weirdly

Congratulations! You’ve launched your sourcing campaign, and the candidates are flooding in. But how do you manage the flood? The answer is simple: candidate screening.

The screening step is all about reducing the initial volume of candidates down to something more manageable. You can quickly and efficiently establish which candidates are worth considering for a particular role. This way, you won’t waste time wading through resumes of applicants who are not the right fit for your role.

Recruiters all screen in different ways. It often starts in the initial application process with the collection of “deal breaker” data – things like eligibility to work or a specific qualification. But lots of recruiters are STILL manually filing through resumes at this stage. Thankfully, you can use a growing number of smart screening tools that will help you filter down to a shorter qualified candidate list. You can do less manual screening, and more actual recruiting! read more…