✨HiPeople's very own Dr. Jantje H. de Vries explains how you can find out what matters to candidates and how this will affect your company's culture as well as the scientific approach behind measuring personal values… all via the HiPeople Culture Add assessment!
An organization's culture is shaped by the beliefs and values of its employees. By definition, "Culture Add" means that each individual shapes a company’s culture by contributing their own values and beliefs.
We understand culture fit as the overlap between the values of the company and those of the individual. Science emphasizes that our beliefs and values matter in our everyday work and directly influence a candidate's job performance.
Our collection of Culture Add Values offers plenty of customization to find out what really matters to your candidates. The collection of values is inspired by widely used scientific frameworks, such as Schwartz's Theory of Basic Human Values and the Organizational Culture Profiler.
- Innovation: Measures how important innovation is to applicants. For applicants who value innovation, it is important that new ideas are brought to the table and that original and creative thinking takes place.
- Adaptability: Measures how important adaptability is to applicants. For applicants who value adaptability, it is important that people are willing to change in order to suit different conditions.
For the Culture Add modules we use a multi-method approach. For example, next to Likert Items we use forced-choice (FC) response formats in which respondents have to decide between two or more items. These modules will then be ranked. This way, we improve data quality in high-stake settings by minimizing biases such as social desirability.
HiPeople offers assessments for different stages of the hiring process (Quick Screen, Check and Deep Dive). This way, you can choose if you want to use the culture add as a prescreening tool to quickly find out about the most important values of the candidate. Alternatively, you could dive deep into comparing company values with your future employee.
Want to find out more about our HiPeople value assessment? Then go check out our assessment library.
We wish you success using HiPeople Culture Add modules to hire the best talent. Happy hiring!