Have you heard the phrase “it’s all about the people”? This statement couldn’t be truer than when talking about the culture of your business. Regardless of whether your business is big or small, in the start-up phase, or well established, the need to hire those who fit your company culture is very important.

Interviewing and asking questions to determine a candidate’s skill set and verify experience does not always confirm the individual is a cultural fit. It’s vital to ask the right questions. Here are three questions to ask when interviewing that will help you determine cultural fit.

  • Why do you want to work at this company and what are your expectations?
  • Who inspires you and why?
  • What’s your superpower?

Asking these questions gives you a better understanding of the candidate’s values, and convey what type of management style (micromanagement or the alternate), works best for the candidate. Knowing this information gives you the ability to compare the candidate’s values and management style to those of your company’s and thus determine whether or not a candidate is a good fit. As an added bonus, these questions will also provide insight into the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses as well as what motivates him or her.

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Scholley Bubenik, principal/owner, has over twenty years of senior management experience. She has a Master’s Degree in human resource management from the University of Texas and is PHR Certified. Scholley began managing people at the age of 24 when she opened her own business. She quickly realized the challenges business owners face in the management of people. Scholley has helped numerous companies in multiple industries establish human resource departments. She has proven success managing all human resource activities including payroll, benefits, employee development, recruiting, compensation and employee relations. She understands and is comfortable working at a fast pace that start up and expanding companies demand.