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Having a positive company culture is very important. If your company has a positive culture, turnover will be lower and you can better attract top talent.  Of course, it can be difficult to determine from the inside what your company culture actually is or how employees and candidates perceive it.

The good news is, there are questions that you can ask yourself in order to better understand the culture you’ve created at your company. Some of the queries you may wish to raise to shed light on your company culture include the following four points:

How does your company culture affect how team’s handle responsibilities?

You want to understand if the culture you’ve created helps teams to work together well, promotes autonomy and independent thinking, and fosters creativity.

Do any of your company values have unintended consequences on how employees work?

If your company values make collaboration more difficult, consider whether you might be undermining efforts for success. For example, while you may think competition will cause employees to work harder, if its having unintended consequences such as creating a cutthroat work environment where staff members undermine each other’s efforts, you have a big problem that needs to be solved.

What’s the company’s mission and is it memorable?

Most people like to feel as if their job has meaning. If you don’t know what the company is working towards or what it stands for, it’s hard to foster an environment that promotes any ideals or creates a bigger picture to inspire staff to work hard.

How does your company reward success and address failure?

Companies inevitably face both successes and failures. You need to make sure your business is nimble enough to change course when things go wrong. You also need to ensure you keep employees motivated by recognizing and rewarding their successes, or you’re likely to have high turnover and employees unwilling to work very hard.\

IES Custom Staffing can help you to hire qualified candidates who will be a great addition to your team and help you build the positive culture you desire for your organization. To find out more about how our staffing service can help you, contact us today.

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