Has your organization been struggling to find credentialed IT candidates who are well-rounded and have the interpersonal skills to excel? In many instances, you may be finding that IT candidates are equipped with the technical skills you’re looking for but lack the personality or interpersonal abilities you want for your workplace culture. While it may be tempting to move forward with hiring a candidate who’s highly skilled on paper only, they may be a poor choice in the long run for your team and organization at large.
Here are three reasons why culture fit should be a major part of your hiring strategy:
What many people forget is that cultural fit goes beyond morale and transcends the quality of employee performance. Employees who feel a sense of belonging and connection to their employer will strive to make more meaningful contributions to their workplace, working with teammates to solve problems and collaborating on new ideas and innovations to enhance their organization’s IT operations. Fostering a team that’s committed to their own growth and excited to take on new responsibilities is one of the best investments you can make to propel your company’s growth.
Believe it or not, culture-building plays a major role in establishing loyalty among your employees and creating an environment in which your staff feels their talents are valued. Hiring employees for culture fit can pay off in dividends when it comes to achieving better employee retention, as members of your IT department will have a deeper sense of motivation to perform their best and will experience greater satisfaction in reaching organizational goals. In terms of retaining top IT talent for years to come, hiring with culture in mind is bound to have many long-term effects on how well your existing staff is engaged in what your company has to offer.
Attracting better talent
In addition to retaining top IT talent, the type of employees you hire will ultimately affect your company’s “employer brand” and how you’re perceived by prospective candidates. Bringing onboard individuals who share your company’s values and have an authentic interest and enthusiasm to be part of your team will make all the difference in attracting the same type of workers through recruitment endeavors. Furthermore, your employees are often your strongest brand ambassadors, as they may frequently refer family members, friends, and colleagues who share their same work ethic, character traits, and potential to excel on your IT team and elsewhere in your organization.
As it becomes increasingly competitive to find quality IT candidates on the market, working with a trusted IT staffing partner can significantly improve your hiring outcomes. At TekPartners, we believe in recruiting top-tier IT candidates that not only offer the expertise our clients need, but are a cultural fit for them as well. Get in touch today to learn how we can help with your staffing goals!