It is important that new employees embrace and fit into your company culture. An organizations vision, mission, and values tend to reflect upper management’s competencies and beliefs. When workers share connections outside these parameters, they form relationships that can go a long way toward minimizing interdepartmental conflict and maximizing efficiency.
In fact, study after study indicates that the best inoculation against attrition is having new employees paired up with someone within the company that is not a direct supervisor, that they are comfortable coming to for advice, feedback, etc. With that in mind, it makes a lot of sense to include employees other than the hiring manager in the interview process.
Employee camaraderie can be significantly enriched when workers play an active role in the hiring process. It can also lead to a terrific source of internal referrals. By including them in certain aspects of adding members to your team, you can create a tremendous sense of ownership that will result in higher production, moral and ultimately profitability.
Read on to learn a few suggestions on how to incorporate various team members into the hiring process, as well as a few words of caution.
So now you know the answer to the question of whether it is smart to invite other employees in on the interview process;
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