Company culture is more important than ever. It’s something that top talent considers when looking to make a career move, and it’s a factor in people leaving your organization. If your company culture is poor, you will have a difficult time recruiting and retaining top industry talent.
So, how do you know if you have a poor company culture? There are a number of telltale signs that you shouldn’t ignore.
6 SIGNS YOU HAVE POOR COMPANY CULTURE
Here are 6 of the major signs you have an organizational culture issue:
1. NO ONE TALKS ABOUT CULTURE:
Companies that have a strong organizational culture are not shy about talking about it. Regularly talking about culture shows that it’s on the minds of company leaders and employees. If no one talks about it, you likely have a sore spot to address.
2. PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO WORK FOR YOU:
Having trouble finding good talent to work for your company? There is a great reason for this. Also, if there is a lot of turnover, it’s a sign that people don’t like what they see once they get hired.
3. THERE ARE NEGATIVE REVIEWS ONLINE:
A quick search online will tell you a lot about how your company is perceived by customers and your employees. If you have a lot of negative reviews on job sites and other review websites, it’s a sign you have a culture issue.
4. EMPLOYEES TALK BADLY ABOUT THE COMPANY:
When asked about your company, if the majority of employees have poor things to say, then your culture is an issue.
5. THERE IS NO OUTSIDE INTERACTION:
Companies with strong culture stick together. They play outside of work hours, hold team building events, and enjoy their coworkers.
6. IT’S LEADERSHIP VS. EMPLOYEES:
This is all too common. Leadership and employees are not on the same page, and they exist in separate vacuums with very little interaction between the two parties.
HOW TO IMPROVE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
There is no quick fix for a poor company culture. No two companies share the same culture and values. It will take time and a lot of work from leadership and employees to right the ship. To get you started, here are some tips to start taking steps in the right direction:
- Get serious about organizational culture
- Talk about your company culture – define it, discuss it, live it
- Understand the reasons why you have a poor culture
- Open up the lines of communication
- Make culture a priority – invest in it
- Cultivate strong relationships with people at all levels of the company
- Communicate your company vision, mission, and values
- Ask for feedback and input from employees
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Felicia is the manager of human capital solutions at AugmentHR. With over six years of recruitment experience coupled with multi-faceted HR roles, Felicia is an expert in matching people with the right role and environment. She has worked in many different industries, including investment banking, HR consulting firms, medical, and commercial. Understanding people is one of her strengths, and she has recruited at every level, from directors, project managers, and engineers to operators and general labourers. Her ability to network and develop relationships has been a key tool to her success. With approximately two years of experience managing people and creating a positive work environment, Felicia’s diverse skill set makes her a well-rounded individual. Her business education and background help her identify different business needs and human capital solutions.