ACHANGING

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Business & Appointments - - FRONT PAGE -

em­ploy­ers is a big de­ci­sion for any em­ployee. It is a step into the un­known and not one to be taken lightly. I would ad­vise you to in­ves­ti­gate the cul­ture of the new or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Don’t be afraid to ask ques­tions of your in­ter­viewer or even sug­gest a meet­ing with some em­ploy­ees to get their view on how the com­pany op­er­ates. The in­ter­view process goes two ways, so don’t be afraid to ask the hard ques­tions. If the em­ployer is not will­ing to al­low this meet­ing, it will prob­a­bly set off alarm bells for you.

When ask­ing ques­tions try to keep away from gen­eral queries like “What’s the cul­ture like?” to “What does the com­pany do to en­cour­age teamwork?”.

Each or­gan­i­sa­tion has a frame­work, some­times re­ferred to as their cul­tural web, com­bin­ing sto­ries, rit­u­als and rou­tines in­ter­twined

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