What Makes a Great Place to Work – How About the Culture?

In this week’s Power Idea, Senior Strategic Partner, Laura Dillingham talks about the impact of culture to create a Great Place To Work. How does assuring that that the motivators valued in the organization align with an individual’s motivator values? Enjoy Laura’s thoughts on discovering the power of motivator values.

HPISolutions believes strongly in two philosophies. First, build a partnership based on mutual trust, respect and benefit. Second, every process begins with data. So, when I started looking at what makes a company a great place to work it is natural to look at a process we use to make superior hires called Job Benchmarking.

One of the key components in Job Benchmarking is to work with a team of Subject Matter Experts and define the culture, or motivators, of the organization. This is accomplished through a series of targeted questions. Potential candidates then take a TriMetrix assessment that looks at Attributes (skills), Motivators (culture) and Behaviors for not only the organization, but also for the specific job.

Why do you think Motivators (culture) would be important in the job selection process? Well it’s really pretty simple. When an employee’s needs are met through the organization’s culture because what the employee values coincides with what the organization believes, the result is a happy, productive employee, which we all know decreases turnover, improves customer service and ultimately contributes to the bottom line.

So, what are the Motivators (rewards/culture) defined in Job Benchmarking and TriMetrix?
Theoretical – Rewards those who value knowledge for knowledge’s sake, continuing education and intellectual growth.
Individualistic/Political – Rewards those who value personal recognition, freedom and control over their own destiny and others.
Traditional/Regulatory – Rewards those who value traditions inherent in social structure, rules, regulations and principles.
Aesthetic – Rewards those who value balance in their lives, creative self-expression, beauty and nature.
Social – Rewards those who value opportunities to be of service to others and contribute to the progress and well-being of society.

Do you want to understand each of these cultures and what they can mean in your organization? Talk to us! We would love to share this impactful process called Job Benchmarking.


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