The Importance of Understanding Company Culture In Recruitment

Company Culture is most aptly defined as “a set of shared values, goals, attitudes and practices that characterize an organization”. Company Culture is important because it speaks to how the people who are part of the Company feel about themselves, the work they do and the Company itself.

The average employee spends one-third of their life at work, so if they do not feel as if their Company supports and aligns with their own beliefs and attitudes, they will be less likely to work hard and remain with that Company on a long-term basis. In a similar manner, our data suggests that Candidates place a high value on Companies that promote and embrace ethos similar to their own.

As of late, a number of Candidates we have worked with have indicated to us that while compensation, benefits and other typical perks do factor into their decision making, the “type” of Company they are considering is also highly weighted in the process. From the Company perspective, it is equally important that the Candidates they meet embrace the Company goals and values and are able to constructively contribute to the practices in place.

Although this is not a new consideration, it is becoming one that is more frequently referred to during the recruitment process and is receiving more attention than it has in the past.

Fortunately, Life After Law is uniquely positioned to provide all parties involved with the most comprehensive and appropriate understanding of the other party’s positions and expectations as they relate to Company Culture to ensure proper acknowledgement and alignment.

As a 20-year veteran in the recruiting space with a team of experienced lawyers , Life After Law recruiters are able to fully understand and appreciate what “Company Culture” means from a multitude of perspectives. These experiences and perspectives combined with our holistic approach to recruitment ensure that we ask the right questions and spend the time required to examine needs on a broader scale than just the immediate skills set and experience required. Put differently, we take a more 3-dimensional approach to filling roles; we take an approach that identifies not only formal criteria such as skills and experience, but more informal and related characteristics as well.

If you are interested in speaking with us further to determine the way our services can contribute to more harmonic and long-standing hires, please reach out to us!