Hiring is like opening your doors for the party to an outsider. And you want to ensure that those come in add value to it. Getting a right person in the team is very critical to the team’s success. I talk to many candidates before we can open doors of employment to a few of them.
“How many hours do I have to work in a week?”, Sunil was asking during an interview.
“We do not measure work by number of hours.” I was more than glad to answer the questions. “The most important thing for us is to get the work done right, so we measure the work based on the quality and timeliness of the deliverables.”
In-fact even if the candidate does not ask, I talk about the company culture on my own.
Explaining the culture and related expectations in advance can help us to find the right candidate.
Mismatch of cultural and behavioural expectations can work out very expensive to the organization. First of all is the lost time, adding to it is the money, followed by unhappiness of the employee and subsequently unhappiness of the customers. This chain can really pull you down.
Getting a clarity on the cultural aspects upfront is the best solution.
What has been your experience?