Efficiency is the name of the game at Agents of Efficiency (obviously) so we’re making it even more efficient for you to improve your business. Every week, we sort through all the boring stuff to bring you the best tips from the wide world of the web. For this week’s #2tips4tues, we look at how to reduce turnover rates and find employees that fit.
The first step to attracting employees that fit your company culture and mesh with your values is transparency. If you are not exemplifying and “living” your culture out loud, employees won’t know whether they fit or not. Be as open and transparent as possible throughout the hiring process.
The Balance offers a list of questions to assess candidates for cultural fit during an interview.
Once your employees are on board, you must sustain the culture you’ve promised and make sure everyone is cooperating. This starts with you! If you find that a certain employee is not cooperating or working as a team player, don’t be afraid to let them go.
Tony Hsieh of Zappos stresses the importance of firing employees who don’t fit to sustain your culture for the rest of the team. Before Zappos, Hsieh’s old company seemed like a great success, but “by the time we got to 100 people, we hired all the people with the right skill sets and experiences, but not all of them were culture fits. When we hit 100 people, I remember I myself dreaded getting out of bed in the morning to go to the office.”