Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting & Orienting New Employees

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Applicant and Employer

The way applicants and employers view a particular job or judge its importance to career and organizational development can have an enormous impact on the relationships they cultivate with one another, with colleagues, and with others in the workplace. Differing views may also taint levels of motivation and commitment on both ends. Diverse perspectives that prevail between applicants and employers during the recruitment stage of the hiring process can produce unfortunate results for everyone concerned: Applicants may decide to walk away from what they perceive to be an incompatible or undesirable work environment, and employers may prematurely decide that an applicant is not be the best fit for their corporate culture.

It’s not unreasonable to think that applicants and employers will likely characterize a company’s work environment or culture differently, see the need for balancing work with one’s personal life from a different perspective, or have varying workplace expectations. What employers believe motivates workers and what employees themselves may describe as a positive work environment may also differ. The goal is to prevent these distinctions from resulting in ineffective employer-employee relations.

Corporate Culture

Every organization—whether corporate, nonprofit, service-driven, or product-driven— has a unique, definable culture, that is, a specific environment characterized by numerous factors, including organizational structure, workspace allocation, policies and procedures, expectations, job titles, acceptable attire, benefits, and perks. While every business shares these features overall, they differ in specificity, making each workplace distinct. Think about some of your past jobs. Were the environments interchangeable? In addition to the inevitable learning curve attached to each position, wasn’t there also an adjustment in terms of the setting and surroundings? Recall the way people interacted and the relationships between coworkers, managers and employees, senior management and staff: Was it the same everywhere? What about rules? Were they more stringent in some jobs, less so in others? Could you come in a few minutes late and not be criticized in one place, but chastised for the


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