Companies in the tech sphere are largely responsible for the heightened emphasis on corporate culture that exists in many offices today. Taking the lead from Silicon Valley companies like Google, many firms across industries have renewed their focus on providing unique, values-driven workplaces for professionals.
For many companies, absorbing a new employee into that culture begins in the hiring process. Recently, Glassdoor compiled a list of 10 of the "strangest" interview questions that tech companies ask candidates in interviews. Here are a few of the most interesting:
- Dropbox asks: "If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer?"
- Facebook asks: "How much do you charge to wash every window in Seattle?"
- Airbnb asks: "What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?"
As you can see, these range from highly practical and solutions-oriented lateral thinking evaluations to whimsical, personality-focused queries. Either way, the rubric by which companies select their next employees can say a lot about their team's priorities. A company trying to project a laid-back startup image might rely more on Airbnb's style, whereas others might want to maintain a higher level of seriousness in the proceedings. Either way, your company should be reflected in the set of questions you ask prospective employees as you consider them.
Nevertheless, corporate culture extends beyond the day-to-day happenings in an office. It includes how your company positions itself in the candidate marketplace. To learn more about VAR Staffing's proven record of matching exceptional tech companies with the best talent on the market, contact us today to learn more about our staffing solutions.