In order to create that rock star culture every company is itching for, you need a healthy balance of two things: attitude and skill. When it comes to company culture it’s never one or the other. Think of it as a relationship, it’s 50/50.
50% skill and 50% attitude.
When it comes to skill, employers need to make sure that they’re hiring employees that have the skills that they’re looking for but also have the right mindset.
Skill should not be the only deciding factor during the hiring process. Skill is something that can be taught. Employers should capitalize on their employees that are willing to learn and adapt to new tasks. The employees that are willing to learn and grow with the company and alongside their co-workers are the ones that will succeed.
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When it comes to attitude, employers need to make sure the employees they’re hiring fit their culture.
But, what does that mean?
You need to be hiring people that match your company’s beliefs and behaviors for interacting and handling business interactions. This is not something that can be taught. Behavior mirrors people’s co-cultures, it mirrors their own personal beliefs and it’s something that is imbedded into their personality.
Which means that no matter how hard you try, you won’t be able to change their behavior.
Companies generally hire for skill and fire because of behavior. Bad behavior leads to bad culture. In return, leading to higher turnover, a decrease in employee engagement, and minuscule job satisfaction among employees. Costing company’s more than necessary.
There’s a simple solution – start hiring based on who best fits your culture.
Creating a rock star culture can’t happen unless everyone understands and agrees with what the company’s mission is and feels appreciated. Employees need feedback, recognition, a sense of community, common language, and consistency in the work place. You cannot maintain a rock star culture without the help of everyone involved in the company.
Culture will reflect through your company’s values, the environment around the office, and the relationships built around your employees.
Recognizing your employees in their moment of greatness shows them that all the little things they do get noticed. What gets praised gets repeated, so praise your employees when it’s deserved.
Doing so will help create that positive and innovative culture you’re searching for – lowering turnover, increasing employee engagement, and improving job satisfaction among employees.