Aug 9, 2022
Attracting and retaining great people is something that we at Fivecube Agency think is critical for building a sustainable business. But hiring as a small agency is different from how it’s done at big companies and requires a fundamentally different approach. We are building a world-class agency so our recipe for success is hiring RIGHT.
We want to work with people who share the same excitement and passion as we do — individuals who are excited about building meaningful products, platforms, and solutions.To do that, we keep our hiring bar high. From crafting job descriptions and building candidate pipelines to drafting interview questions and test tasks, every step requires careful consideration and time investments.
Because hiring well is important for us as an agency, we want you to understand the nuts and bolts of our hiring process. Even if our approach might seem complicated and sophisticated, we want to be transparent about it to make sure our potential candidates know what to expect from it. We don’t want to miss out on hiring that great person!
Although there is no checklist of all the things a candidate needs for us to hire them, we are happy to tell more about our approach to work and what we are looking for in people. In this article, we will share our main values as a team at Fivecube Agency, what we look for in the candidates, and why it matters to us.
We believe the company and the candidate need to be aligned along three dimensions: values, motivation, and skill-set. Often, companies tend to focus only on skills and experience, but in that case, hiring becomes just matching a list of skills with what’s listed in the job description. Skills do matter for sure, but we think finding out who the candidate is as a person is hugely important, what motivates them, and if our values resonate with them. And if they’re not motivated by our mission or they don’t identify with our values, that’s a no-go for us.Our values and work principles help us make decisions about strategy, design, and how we work and collaborate as a team. Altogether, our mission, values, and work principles inform and guide our daily work.It is very important in our hiring process to have a two-way conversation about how the candidate and we could work together if our values are compatible. Communication and personal qualities are very important for us as a small team.
Our core values at Fivecube Agency are:
Our meticulous hiring process ultimately benefits both the candidate and us as a company, as we have more time and different points of contact to get to know each other better, find out the various nuances in work and communication.
Additionally, through this process, we understand the strengths and weaknesses of the candidate and can determine what areas for growth should be included in their OKRs.
After the successful interviewing process, all new employees start their three month testing period, during which they meet every month with agency Partners and HR manager and exchange feedback.
We hope it serves as a guide to our values and can be helpful for new candidates who are looking for work with us. If one of our current open roles excites you and puts your skills to good use, let us know!