Cultural fit is a buzzword for hiring we often hear. Phrases like, hire beyond skills; make sure your core values align. You’ve heard this song and dance I’m sure. It’s not just a trend though. It is here to stay! According to an article from Forbes and Roundpegg, 89% of hiring failures are due to poor cultural fit. That’s a huge waste of time, effort and money.
Employers are getting better at understanding how to hire for cultural fit. But what about you, as a job seeker? How do you evaluate an employer to see if it’s the best fit for you? How do you prevent yourself from making the wrong career choice? Let me help you here. I have temped in over one hundred dental offices and seen high functioning teams with great culture and smart leaders. I’ve also seen offices where nobody wanted to be there and the leaders didn’t show up for their team. How do you stay away from these offices? My motto is, work somewhere awesome.
We have become a society built around research. We look at Yelp to pick a better place to eat, shop, or do business. Why not understand yourself better before making a decision? What are your core values? What type of environment do you thrive in? What is your communication style? DentalPost has the tools you need to answer these questions. Check out our tests and assessments to gain a better understanding of yourself.
Once you understand yourself better, start researching the company’s core values. Google the company and the doctor. Check out their social media- what are they posting pictures of? What does their work environment look like? Do their employees look happy? In addition to those tips, we’ve designed some questions for you as job seekers, to ask in the interview process that will get you one step closer to finding your dental home.
You gain a tremendous amount by listening. Asking the right questions and really analyzing their responses will allow you to make the right decision when it comes to finding the dental home for you. Be confident. Ask questions! This is a huge decision for you and the only way to get to know the practice is to ask the important questions. Protect yourself against making the wrong choice- this begins by putting your core values at the forefront.
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