Discovering talent that aligns with the organizational culture poses a significant challenge. As highlighted in our latest report, “Future Challenges in Talent Management,” 84,6% of people leaders identify this as the most challenging aspect of their talent acquisition process.
While there are many articles discussing how to promote organizational culture within teams, not as many delve into finding leaders who share these values. That’s why we wanted to address it here.
Have clarity about your Organizational Culture:
When starting a hiring process, it’s crucial to know what your organization’s values, mission, and culture are. This basis will serve as a guide for evaluating executive candidates.
Include Culture Fit in Job Descriptions:
Incorporate information about your organizational culture in job postings. Highlight the values and work environment to attract executives who match your company culture.
In the event you delegate the executive search to a headhunting firm, it’s crucial not only to communicate the organization’s values, mission, and culture but also to convey the current state of the company, its future expectations, and how the prospective leader will contribute to achieving these goals.
Conduct behavioral interviews to assess how candidates have shown values aligned with your culture in past roles. Ask situational questions to gauge their responses in relevant scenarios.
Use Assessment Tools:
Implement soft skills assessments to complement the interview process. These tools can provide additional insights into a candidate’s values and working style.
At MBI Talent Group, we’ve partnered with Hirin.io, and as a result, we’re pleased to offer a free 30-day trial of this powerful soft skill assessment. Access it through the following link: https://www.mbitalent.group/softskillsassessment/“
Be transparent about your organization’s culture during the hiring process. Share stories and examples that illustrate the values in action, giving candidates a clear picture of what to expect.
Implement a thorough onboarding process that includes an introduction to the company’s vision and goals. This will help executives to assimilate into the organization seamlessly.
We can help you Finding Executives Align with Organizational Culture!
At MBI Talent Group we have more than 15 years of experience supporting global companies in their executive and top executive searches. Therefore, we can guarantee the delivery of the first shortlist of candidates according to the needs of your company in just 5 days.
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