16 Culture Questions to Ask in Your Next Interview
Many hiring teams emphasize culture fit over technical skills when hiring new employees. Determining a potential employee’s culture fit will help you choose candidates whose personal values and goals align with your company’s long-term mission and growth.
Ask the Following Questions in Your Next Interview to Determine the Culture Fit of Your Candidates
Describe the best work environment you’ve encountered in your professional life.
Describe your ideal work environment.
What are the most important characteristics of a good boss?
In your experience, what is the best way for an organization for encourage <department> staff to be productive?
In your experience, what is one of the worst ways an organization has hindered your productivity on the job?
Describe the most important qualities of a good reporting staff member.
Tell me about a friend you’ve had at work. How do you usually approach becoming friends with people at work?
How would you describe your preferred work style?
How would your coworkers (past or present) describe your work style to me?
What is more important to you when you go above and beyond the line of duty: compensation or praise?
How do you think employees help shape a company’s culture?
When you work with a team, describe the role that you are most likely to play on the team.
How would reporting staff members describe their relationship with you? What would they like to see you do more of, less of, start, and stop?
In your perfect office, how many team meetings would you have per week?
In your perfect office, how often do you want feedback from superiors?
How important are social events, in and outside of the workplace, to your quality of life?