We specialise in several types of fit profiling, in addition to work culture fit:
- Values fit – useful measure for startup selection processes
- Personality fit – similar to cultural fit
- Team fit
- Role fit
- Career fit
In 2018, the ongoing organisational trend of cultural fit becoming increasingly important. What does this mean for you if you are applying to an organisation with a distinct culture? Company culture will be a key topic of conversation amongst the top Executives of many of the graduate employers.
Start-ups value agile working and modern approaches, such as flexible and managing projects via a sprints-based methodology. We all know about the culture of design obsession at Apple and the research-time perks of working at Google. Many of the high-profile US tech leaders, such as Netflix, measure their values and their culture.
Why, is company culture so important to these companies? Large employers in the technology industry often struggle with recruiting top talent with the highly specialised IT skills they need. In London and the West Coast. Any applicant can ‘sample’ how others have experienced their contact by checking Glassdoor ratings.. which certainly explains why many company CEOs now obsess over keeping this high. And yes Google’s at 4.4 is exceptionally high!
The allure and difficulty of getting through the Google application process both add to the company’s allure for IT graduates. all of this public perception is part of the company culture since new joiners bring that set of beliefs with them when they join.
Then once these specialists have joined, the company must keep their specific skill sets up-to-date. It must having a positive working environment to keep these highly valued staff engaged.
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10 personality tips to help your Study Skills
- Find time to study – If you manage your time badly, inevitably you will be less productive than if you manage it well. This can lead to increased stress and anxiety levels, especially around exam time.
- Keep to a routine – Work in the same place at the same time each day. Also, make sure you have everything you need before you start.
- Work to your strengths – Schedule challenging tasks for when you are most alert, and routine ones for when you may be feeling more tired.
- Don’t waste time – Rather than reading irrelevant material, skim and scan to help you decide if you need to read something critically and in-depth.
- Avoid distractions – Related to above. Switch emails and social media off to prevent your mind wandering while trying to learn new information!
- Regularly review your notes – Edit out what you don’t need. Ask yourself the question: “Is this information is relevant to my assignment, and how does it relate to what I already know.”
- Vary how you to take notes – For example, use Mind Maps and diagrams to generate ideas and linear notes to focus your ideas for essay or report plans.
- Be critical – Make sure that you always add your own comment to every concept or quotation that you write down. Maintain a critical and analytical approach at all times!
- Plan your work – If writing an assignment produce a detailed plan before you start to write it. This will make the drafting process much less stressful
- Understand different styles – By understanding different writing styles – such as academic, journal and journalistic styles – you can put what you read into perspective. In particular, you can become more aware of any particular bias.
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