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The One question you should ask about every new job

  • Amanda Reply

    The NY Times ran an op-ed in the Sunday Times talking about the one major question that people should ask about any job that they start/apply for.

    I thought it was fitting for discussion while we are internally working on our own company culture.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/20/opinion/sunday/the-one-question-you-should-ask-about-every-new-job.html?_r=0

    "When it comes to landing a good job, many people focus on the role. Although finding the right title, position and salary is important, there’s another consideration that matters just as much: culture. The culture of a workplace — an organization’s values, norms and practices — has a huge impact on our happiness and success."

    12/21 at 02:46 PM (21295)
  • Chris Reply

    Cool read Amanda. Our management team is currently collectively reading and reviewing No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Workplace into a Great One. This article hits on a lot of the same themes.

    Building a better company culture is more than putting in a Ping Pong table or more time off. Human relationships, mutual accountability, and each employee working to their own strengths are a few highlights I have picked up so far.

    http://www.amazon.com/No-Excuses-Turn-Workplace-Great/dp/1118352424

    12/23 at 10:24 AM (21317)
  • Adam Reply

    Yes. So awesome. Such an important discussion.

    I know that Matt has really been exploring the issue of "cultural fit" with candidates since we started working on our Culture Canvas.. It has been a very good discussion.

    Great timing too. I am literally typing out our the results from our culture canvas with employees for the 2016 Goal Meetings scheduled for the first week in January.

    12/23 at 10:30 AM (21318)
  • Angelina Marie Reply

    This is great! If I were on management and the hiring team, I would invite who I am interested in hiring to meet with current employees and encourage the interviewee to ask questions like "what is it like to work here?" "what do you love most about your job?" "what are some challenges you face and how do you overcome them?". This would help provide additional insight to what the culture is like, hearing it from the team as well as the interviewer.

    12/23 at 10:30 AM (21319)
  • Adam Reply

    Totally agree. This is the best way to get a realistic preview and ensure a good fit. Without this, you are less likely to get a good outcome.

    I know the person I interviewed this week also said they spent a great deal of time on Glass Door before the interview. This helped them come up with good questions and get a feel for how we take feedback, etc... Also a very positive thing.

    Culture is a strong reason organizations make it. And fit is therefore critical.

    12/23 at 10:47 AM (21322)
  • Amanda Reply

    I know that when I was getting ready for my interview (in all of the hour I had to prep for it, haha) I signed up for Glass Door and read all the reviews about HubShout and what it was like to work here from people who had actually done it.

    It's really important, to me especially, for employees to feel like they have a voice where they work. So coming here and having that experience has been awesome.

    12/23 at 12:05 PM (21327)