Those who hire entry-level employees need to care about their culture

Posted August 26, 2020 by

I thought you’d appreciate learning about another concern employers have, whether they’re large or small, and a solution to it.

College Recruiter believes that every student and recent graduate deserves a great career. More than 2.5 million students and recent graduates of one-, two-, and four-year colleges and universities use our site a year to find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs.

A big concern about hiring entry-level employees is adapting them to the company culture. “It’s a major concern to have an employee who can’t blend in with how things run around them”, according to Ben Walker, the CEO of Transcription Outsourcing, LLC, a transcription service that works with government agencies, single practice attorneys and physicians, as well as entire university systems to provide fast, accurate, and reliable transcription services. “That disrupts the working dynamic for everyone.”

How can employers minimize and even eliminate cultural challenges? At College Recruiter, our management team invested an entire day defining and writing down our values. We revisit those at the beginning of every year as part of our annual planning session. And, unlike a lot of other organizations with nice-looking values documents, we use ours with each and every hire. If the candidate is incredibly well-qualified in every aspect except for values, we don’t hire them. It can be frustrating at times as there’s often an urgent need for help, but we’ve found from experience that if overlook values, you end up with an employee who performs poorly and causes everyone else around them to perform poorly too, which only makes matters worse.

One of our core values is that we believe in continuous improvement. Another is that we value critical thinking and problem-solving. Both of those are very common amongst students and recent graduates of one-, two-, and four-year colleges and universities.

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