Hiring Decisions: Some Take a Hard Look at the Culture Imperative
Never compromise or settle when it comes to talent decisions advises Mark Meyer, CEO of Filene Research Institute.
“Talent wins,” said Meyer. “People are your most incredible asset and enable your strategy and vision.”
“If building the future of credit unions then you have to have strong conceptions skills and think big appreciate the autobahn of what are members doing on a Saturday morning in their day-to-day lives,” said Meyer. “I’m such a big believer in finding people who appreciate and revel in diversity that is all encompassing. Not the legal definition of diversity but in thought, education, perspective and on election day they’re in blue and red shirts. That diversity of thought is extremely important.”
A believer in fun and play being incorporated in the workplace, he added it goes back to values, skills, knowledge and behavior.
“Having the same values does not necessitate those values being expressed in the same ways. What I mean is that you being positive and having fun will look different than me being positive and having fun, but we still share that value internally, right? It’s a shared value,” said Monge. “That’s what we’re looking for–people who share the same values we do, not necessarily people who express those values in the same exact way one of us might. In fact, just look around any of our branches and departments and you’ll see quite a variety, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The best thing an organization can do is be themselves. Talent is attracted to organizations that share their values or have a mission and vision they can get behind. There is no one size fits all culture.”