About the Culture fit test
All successful companies have one thing in common: a strong culture. Culture is not about the fancy office, the ping-pong table, or the colorful co-creation rooms. Culture is what people do when nobody is looking. It’s the sum of all individual behaviors in the organization: the habits that are formed, how people respond under pressure, what is being rewarded and celebrated, and what is being disfavored.
A strong culture acts as a powerful competitive advantage. It enables innovation, facilitates decision making, engages employees, and attracts candidates to your open roles. Having a strong organizational culture means that the leadership of a company and its employees share the same values around work, work side by side to achieve a vision and mission they believe in, and together create a productive and rewarding workplace for all. On the contrary, companies with weak cultures experience rifts between leadership and employees, see a high turnover rate as a result of employee unhappiness, and ultimately report sinking profits.
Hiring plays a crucial role in building a high-performance culture, and this culture fit test will help you identify the candidates that will help your organization thrive. The test provides insights about your candidates on three important parameters: values, traits, and interests. By understanding what motivates each of your candidates and how their inner drive and aspirations align with the values and needs of your organization, you can hire people who’ll not only fit in with your existing culture but will also contribute to making it better.
Since every culture is unique, we’ve designed this test to be customized precisely to your company’s values and your open role’s needs for optimum results. To set the standards for the assessment, we ask you to rate a list of values according to their importance for your culture and indicate the traits (such as analytical, diligent, helpful, etc.) and high-level activities or interests (such as strategizing, teaching, designing, etc.) that are important for your open role. Candidates then receive a blank survey that asks them to select the values, traits, and interests that matter most to them.
We then map the results of each candidate against the specification of your organization. The results of the culture fit test help you understand how each candidate aligns with your organizational values and how their traits and interests fit with what you’re looking for for your particular role so you can find the perfect hire.