An employee that will last is one that fits in and relates to the culture and goals, which means holding on to employees begins as early as the hiring process. Make sure you understand your company culture, so you can properly relay it to candidates, and make sure you ask the kind of questions that give insight into whether or not a candidate will be a good fit. Give applicants a feel for your company culture by including your values and/or focus statement in the job description. If the applicants can see the kind of company and employee spirit you are looking for, they’ll know from the get-go if they’ll be a good fit. When interviewing, I like to have candidates speak with other employees of the company, even some outside of their department. Their general rapport with other employees is a clue to their long-term success with the company.
Contributors: Jason Zickerman from The Alternative Board