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You are in a recruiting mode and looking to hire a new employee. What is the standard operating procedure for recruiting? You receive a resume, check the applicant’s qualifications, job history, and salary requirements. Then, if the applicant seems qualified, you schedule a face-to-face interview. The actual interview process can vary from company to company. The types of questions that are asked during the face-to-face interview are dependent on the experience of the person doing the interviewing . The types of testing that is done is different for each industry, and can vary from company to company within an industry. This hiring process works and will continue to work for years to come. So, why should you continue to read this article? Read it because there is an idea that you can adopt that will improve your overall hiring results. The ability to rate a person’s work ethic.
Define Your Corporate Culture
Work ethic represents how a person behaves on the job. Work ethic is culture driven and is linked to upbringing, education, and life experience. Work ethic is about a set of ideas, beliefs, and patterns of behaviors. Before you can look for work ethic synergies and possible conflicts from a job applicant, or existing employee, you must first define your organization’s corporate culture. To begin, see how you would answer these questions for your organization.
If you cannot answer one or more of these questions, you may have discovered a flaw in your ability to clearly define your corporate culture. If you do not like how you answered a question, you may have found a weakness in your corporate culture.
Define Your Corporate Work Ethic
The next step in the process is to define how your corporate culture defines your corporate work ethic. What are the behavioral values you look for from an employee? To illustrate this idea, assume that I answered the above questions and have clearly defined my corporate culture. Now, I can ask questions of a potential employee to assess how their personal work ethic aligns to my corporate work ethic.
I recommend that you create your own set of questions in writing, and that you use a five point Likert scale, ranging from strongly disagree with response to strongly agree with response, to rate how the individual answered each question.
Improve the Odds - Hire the Right Person
We all come from different cultural backgrounds. Growing up in New York, Los Angeles, India, or South Africa has an impact on work ethic. Working for an entrepreneurial managed company or a professionally managed company or a large bureaucratic public company can also have an impact on work ethic. Unfortunately, we sometimes hire people with the right qualifications who have a conflicted work ethic. Eliminate that scenario from your experience and improve your ability to hire the right person. Asses the job applicant’s work ethic before you make a final hiring decision.
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