I often tell my teams “it is all about the people” and for that to be true, you need to make sure everyone you bring on fits the culture of your business. And whether you are leading teams at a Fortune 500 company or just starting up, the need to make great cultural hires never goes away.
To hire for culture, your interview should not only consist of basic questions centered around values and team work but also more in-depth questions. to understand if this person will be a good need to focus on certain questions. How do you hire for culture? What types of questions should you ask potential candidates?
There are the basic questions: What are your values? Tell me about a time you were part of a great team - what made it great? They are descent questions to ask, but they only give you surface level insights into whether a potential new hire will be a great cultural fit.
Throughout my career, whether it was my time at Microsoft or presently at home-improvement network Porch.com, I have always taken a hands-on approach towards building teams and hiring people that are the right cultural fit.
To help those looking to make great cultural hires, here are my five must-ask questions to determine if the people you are bringing on will be the right fit for your company.