Company culture is a necessary part to consider when evaluating whether a job is a good match for you. The work environment can have a significant impact on your experience and satisfaction in your role.
There are some pointers to help you understand the company's culture before you accept an offer.
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Pay attention to the following points during the remote hiring process.
When searching for your next position, a list of must-haves like pay and benefits should also include values you want your company to prioritize.
Perhaps an adequate work-life balance is vital if you are a remote worker. Or maybe you're looking for a highly collaborative environment. Choose the three top-most non-negotiable traits and use that on trying to decipher cultural clues.
At the end of a job interview, you should have the opportunity to ask questions.
Ask questions about culture qualities you've identified as important to you. Remote-specific questions about company culture include:
Getting in touch with current and/or former team members can give you valuable knowledge.
When you're interviewing remotely, pay attention to the details available.
As you speak to a hiring manager or other team members, pay attention to how content they seem in their roles. Do they seem excited about bringing somebody new onto the team? Or are they exhausted at the idea of needing to train and onboard?
Transparent communication is key to a successful and efficient company culture.
This is true when you need to announce big news (key hires, funding, etc.) to your team that will make them feel confident about the direction of the company.
Because of social distancing, many companies are pulling back on national or global advertising. They started limiting their geographic search and are now looking locally first.
This could be good news for internal candidates, many of whom are getting a closer look.
It’s almost hard to imagine now that people would commute 2 hours each way, from home to office and back, hopping buses and trains. Remote working, as discovered by millions recently, has plenty of freedom and the added advantage of no-commute.
Landing oneself in a remote working job isn’t a cakewalk, and aspirants need a plan that will showcase them as the best candidate, who is cut out for working productively without supervision.
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