Company Culture Assessment Tools
Introducing Culture Fit Lite
All of the same science-based knowledge and validation found in the Culture Fit Pro, but a scaled-down version that focuses on the 12 characteristics most closely associated with workplace values and the atmosphere of your company.
Focuses on the company’s values and atmosphere.
This lighter, faster version of our cultural assessment tool is excellent when hiring seasonal employees, large-scale hiring events, or temporary employees where you only want to understand their alignment with the company’s environment.
The Lite version doesn’t include feedback about the candidate’s alignment with the hiring manager or the alignment with the behaviors and traits of the job.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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How does Culture Fit Lite Assessment differ from other pre-employment assessments?
There are three main differences between the Culture Fit Lite Assessment and other pre-employment assessments used today.
First, our Culture Fit Lite Assessment measures numerous characteristics, ranging from work environment to workplace values. This means our unique solution, even in this lighter form, is more holistic than other tools and provides a far more comprehensive profile.
Second, most assessments are one-sided, meaning the company learns about the candidate, and the candidate gains nothing from the process. Our solution is a two-sided process where the candidate can learn just as much about the company as the company learns about the candidate. This approach democratizes information, empowering both sides to make better-informed decisions.
Lastly, our Culture Fit Lite Assessment produces a comparison report, showing the level of alignment between the company and candidate and key descriptions of the types of characteristics we measure.
When would the Culture Fit Lite Assessment be appropriate to use instead of Culture Fit Assessment Pro?
Culture Fit Assesssment Pro is best used when hiring to fill a full or part-time positions, and you want to understand how well aligned the candidate is with the hiring manager and the job position, as well as your company culture.
Culture Fit Assessment Lite is great when hiring seasonal employees, large scale hiring events or temporary employees where you want to understand their alignment with your culture primarily, however you’re not as focused on their alignment with their hiring manager or the job position.
Who within our company should take the comparison sections of the Culture Fit Assessment?
The Culture Fit Lite Assessments which your company completes will provide critical information in the overall comparison, so it is important that it be taken by the right individual(s).
The Company Ideals focus on the traits that make up your company values and atmosphere; this should be taken by someone close to the everyday culture of the organization, which might not necessarily be a top executive. Choose someone who knows what the day-to-day environment is for your workforce.
Does my company need to take the Company Ideals section more than once?
We recommend that your company takes the Company Ideals section of the Culture Fit Lite Assessment once every 12 months, or sooner if your company experiences any large changes, such as sudden growth or a change in leadership.
What if my company has multiple locations?
Your company’s culture will likely be very similar throughout a single location, however it can vary significantly if your organization has multiple offices, sites, branches or other types of locations. If you do have multiple facilities, we suggest you have each location take the Company Ideals section to properly reflect their unique culture in the Culture Fit Assessment. There is no additional fee for having multiple versions of the Company Ideals section for all of your locations, so feel free to be as granular and specific as you want to be…the more narrowly focused your comparison sections can be, the better and more useful the results of your Culture Fit Assessment will be.
What do my assessment results mean?
The Culture Fit Lite Assessment provides a great deal of information about both the candidate and the company. There are also indicators about the level of alignment between the company and candidate. Here is a summary of what you will see in the report:
In the header you will see an overall alignment visual representation – this takes into account all the characteristics being measured. The report then breaks down into two categories:
Atmosphere describes the type of environment in which the candidate thrives, as well as the type of environment the company offers. You will see a description of each, as well as a visual showing the amount of alignment.
Work Values show the values the candidate brings to the job, as well as the values of the company. Each are presented as word clusters.
What is considered a good percentage on the results page?
That really depends on your organization and what you are seeking. A higher percentage will mean a stronger alignment with your current culture. Typically you’ll want to see a high number here if you want to hire for a good fit with your current culture.
However, if you see characteristics in the candidate’s results which you like and may want to shift your team or the company in a slightly different direction than where you are today, then the report will show you what you’d be getting if you hire this person…maybe a lower alignment percentage is exactly what you want in that situation!
Additionally, each sitiuation is different and you may find your self with a limited number of candidates, or an especially skilled candidate, and yet the alignment percentage is lower than what you were hoping to find. In that case you may make a pragmatic decision to accept the lower culture fit in order to fill a specific position. Even if that is your situation, you will at the very least be going into the relationship with your eyes open; you know what to expect, where you are aligned and what trouble spots you might have in the future.
How long does the assessment take?
We recommend allowing 15 uninterrupted minutes for each of the sections you need to complete.
Can I have my current employees take the assessment?
Sure! Our Partner Relations Manager can work with you on a custom solution so your current teammates can complete the assessment.
What do you mean when you say the candidate is well-informed?
The Culture Fit Lite Assessment is a useful tool for identifying the alignment between a company and a candidate. Not only does the company receive the report, but the candidate also receives a version as well. We want candidates to be highly engaged and better equipped for the interview process, and the Culture Fit Lite Assessment plays a vital tool in that effort. Candidates will now have a deeper understanding of the culture offered by the company and how well they are aligned with the company.