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The Power of Workplace Culture: Building a Career in a Supportive Environment

You spend a lot of your life at work. Therefore, it’s important to make sure you’re in an environment that’s truly conducive to your personality and needs.

The job itself might be a dream, but if you’re not a fit for the company culture, you won’t be happy. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of company culture.

The Role of Company Culture in Job Satisfaction and Career Advancement

Every organization has a set of beliefs, values and behaviors shared by employees. Essentially the rules — both written and unwritten — everyone is expected to follow, this creates a company culture.

These shared behaviors play a huge role in your level of job satisfaction. If you’re in the right place, you’ll know it. You’ll feel like you belong, grateful to be part of the team and have a hard time envisioning yourself working anywhere else. Conversely, if the culture is a poor fit, you’ll likely be miserable and eager to find a job at a company that feels like a better match.

Clearly, this means you’re more likely to advance at a company that’s a good cultural fit. When you’re truly engaged and committed to the company, your boss will notice, increasing your chances of a promotion.

Assessing Company Culture: Red Flags to Watch Out For

It’s impossible to know exactly what it will be like to work for a company until you’re hired. However, you can get a very good idea by simply conducting online research and knowing what to look for during the interview.

Here’s five company culture red flags that should make you think twice about accepting a job offer.

  • High levels of turnover
  • Poor online reviews
  • Minimal work-life balance
  • No real sense of team
  • Negative attitude from management

Finding Your Tribe: Surrounding Yourself with Like-Minded Colleagues

When you find a company culture you really mesh with, it will feel like coming home. It might take a little time to find this, but it’s worth the search.

Asking questions centered on company culture during your interview is another great way to gain insights on the work environment. Questions like “What are your company values?” “How would you describe your management style?” and “What kind of events does the team participate in outside of work hours?” can help determine your fit.

Ready to find a new warehouse or production job in the Lehigh Valley? HTSS, Inc. wants to connect you with a company that perfectly meets your needs. Contact us today to learn more!


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As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.