What attributes of a Company Culture attracts you?

What attributes of a Company Culture attracts you?

We’ve been told one of the major reasons people want to work with us – they want our culture in their culture. We work hard as individuals and as a team to live our values and help each other work within our boundaries.

We came across the following post about company culture – originally posted on the McNeill Nakamoto Blog. A great 2 minute read. Enjoy!

Research shows that people who are happy at work, are better performers, have strong relationships with colleagues, and open communication with their managers. All of this leads to high employee retention, work satisfaction and a healthy corporate culture.

In a survey from Software Advice, respondents were asked what aspects of company culture would attract them to apply to a particular company. See the results in the image below.

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In recent years, we’ve heard job seekers claiming that they want to work in a fun office environment. ‘Fun’ may get you in the door, but will it keep you there? Honesty and transparency is the front runner in these survey results. Fun is great for recruitment, but honesty is where you will find retention.

What can companies do to attract the best talent?

Clearly define your corporate culture and values, and keep the message consistent. An engaged workforce who is committed to the company’s bottom line, and their own personal success will project a positivity that customers embrace.

When it comes to recruiting top talent, showcase your fantastic work environment, and be sure to maintain that environment consistently. Embrace an innovative culture that supports communication within teams. Employees will work hard and be proud of their company.

A healthy, honest corporate culture is essential to an organization’s success. Attract the right employees who align their values with your corporate values, and once that right fit is established, continue to nurture the health of the culture to retain the best employees.

Mike Desjardins
Mike Desjardins
miked@virtusinc.com

Mike is a a graduate of UBC’s Sauder School of Business with a Bachelors of Commerce, Mike has spent the past 17 years transforming businesses.

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