We have to get out of the cocoon of a normal, expected job profile.
There are new opportunities emerging due to the pandemic, at the unlikeliest of places. One may be the right fit for a new kind of industry with a new kind of role.
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How a company adapts its interview process can be a preview to its culture: by accommodating different comfort levels, companies aren’t just saying they have a good culture; they’re showing it.
The onboarding process for newly hired candidates is becoming virtual, too.
You need to offer plenty of resources and information, with scheduled conversations through video. You need to introduce a routine into their lives.
When you want to work for a company, its culture might be the most important thing to consider during your search.
Culture refers to an organization's shared beliefs and values
A company's culture can be found online. Companies will have a mission, vision, and culture statement available online. Job seekers should pay attention to the nuances of language.
Whether your interview is in-person or virtual, prepare specific questions to get more detailed answers on the culture. For example:
Knowing how a company answered specific questions (even if they responded vaguely) will give you a better idea of what to expect if you accept the offer.
Global crises are always challenging to navigate. When the time for immediate response passes, we have to dig in for the long haul.
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Employees' health and well-being should come first. There may be a perceived choice between productivity and well-being. But, engagement is a natural by-product of well-being.
People are worried about health, job security, their kids' education, life on the other side of the crisis. Micro-managing will not create focus. Tactics like time-tracking software will only compound the problem. Instead, focus on easing their fears. The more distractions we as leaders can clear away, the more effective our people will be.
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