Hiring decisions are one of the most important in any business setting. Each company strives to create its own corporate culture, whether that is the embodiment of laid back, or the antithesis of this, the embodiment of precision and rigor. But no matter the ideal strived for, it is the employees who make a culture. Their daily actions create the environment in which all new and old hires will exist. That’s why it’s so important to make the right hiring choices each time a new employee is brought on board.
Current modes of thinking in any office are contagious. If even a single employee is dissatisfied with their workload, management, responsibilities, or other business related activities, it will be reflected in their performance. It will also affect their psyche, which in turn affects those around them. Grumbling and the muttering of unhappy phrases typically ensues. And that sort of internal discordance creates a rift in the company’s goal of employee cohesion in aim and objective.
One viewing of the film, Office Space, tells the story. Too many people can relate to this movie for it to not be a decent depiction of the truth behind an average office: employees can make or break the place, or themselves. In the process, their actions affect virtually the entire company. This simple truth explains why it is so important to hire team members who are focused on achieving and executing the company’s vision. Anything else can lead to disaster, as the movie aptly demonstrated. Unhappy employees riddled the place, and led to the destruction of the office.