How to Balance Culture and Performance with Juno Search Partner’s Mikal Harden
In this episode, Co-Founder of Juno Search Partners Mikal Harden talks about how she built a people-focused company culture, how to respond to an employee that performs well but doesn’t fit in your culture, and the fine balance between culture and performance.
Mikal Harden is one of the Co-Founders of Juno Search Partners, a women-founded and women-led talent solutions firm that works to connect the right people with the right place.
With an aim to be the ultimate connectors of people, Juno Search Partners have been very successful and won numerous HR awards. Here are a few of the topics we’ll discuss on this episode of Better People:
- Building a culture that puts employee satisfaction at the forefront.
- Signs that someone isn’t a good fit for your organization.
- How to respond to an employee that doesn’t fit in your culture.
- Ways to embed your culture into your interviewing process.
- The balance between culture and performance.
- How work is changing and the future of the workplace.
- Why remote working is hurting younger employees disproportionately.
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Connecting with the hosts:
- 14:03 – “Trust your gut, it doesn’t get better that’s often what we say because people still surprise you we’re in this game of identifying talent and then sometimes we hire somebody really **** how did we not see?”
- 16:19 – “I remember early on I used to love, I got to hire college athletes, college athletes know how to take direction, be part of a team, they understand what it means to win, they understand what it means to lose.”
- 18:12 – “He said I don’t want anybody from a law firm, and I was like well what do you want? And he said I don’t want to have to reteach somebody who learned it all wrong, and he was a solo practitioner and for sure we can learn some bad habits in certain places and it’s hard to unlearn.”
- 25:51 – “I don’t know that offices are gone forever and I really think, certainly in Juno that the folks that have suffered are often the early career who are not getting the benefit of working shoulder to shoulder with us.”