FAQs

Why Culture?

Culture matters. Human capital is your business’ most important asset. Company culture is the glue that binds individual employees together, channeling their talents towards shared goals. Every company has a culture, but not every company incorporates culture into their recruiting process. Our goal is simple: We help your company select and retain high-quality job candidates based on a strong culture fit.

  • Selection — Interviewing candidates is time-consuming and costly. We ensure that more of your time is spent interviewing the candidates who fit your culture. Pomello helps shorten your recruiting cycle and lower your costs, all while increasing your recruiting yield.
  • Retention — Hiring based on culture fit pays dividends beyond the recruiting process. Strong culture fit not only predicts high levels of company and employee performance, but lowers turnover as well. Pomello reduces your turnover and training costs, and boosts your bottom line.

Why Pomello?

Pomello is a unique and powerful technology developed with Stanford Professor Charles O’Reilly. It makes use of over 30 years of research in organizational culture. Our differentiators include:

  • Direct Intelligence — We quantify your culture by gathering data from high-performing, high-fit employees. You will know exactly what you are looking for when it comes to culture fit.
  • Flexible Structure — You can start using Pomello with as few as 2 employees. You can create multiple profiles for different teams, and expand usage over time.
  • Our scores help companies make better, faster, and fairer hiring decisions.

What's The Research Behind It?

Stanford Professor Charles O’Reilly pioneered the development of the Organizational Culture Profile. He’s studied the effects of person-organization fit on employee engagement, satisfaction, performance, and attrition for the last 30 years. Our algorithms are based on his work, and have been extensively validated across multiple roles and industries.

How Does It Work?

We measure culture fit by asking current employees and job candidates to take a short online exercise. The exercise takes just 5-10 minutes to complete. It’s hard to game as there are no clear right or wrong answers. It’s also designed to avoid human biases, and do not discriminate against protected applicant classes.

What Exactly Do You Measure?

Our models focus on 7 core values and 23 motivators. We analyze values as opposed to personality traits, because values are more stable over time (high test-retest reliability) and are least affected by a person’s environment. Research and practice have shown that strong alignment around motivators and values is a critical component for high performing teams and companies.

How Does Culture Fit Impact Employee Performance?

Pomello standardizes culture screening across your organization, and provides a reliable point of reference. Our culture fit scores are strong predictors of performance. Our models predict up to 70% of new hire performance -- even before an employee’s first day on the job. Using Pomello, a Vice President of Sales found that a 10% increase in a sales rep’s culture fit score led to a 200% increase in the number of deals closed.

How Does Culture Fit Impact Employee Turnover?

Employees who have high culture fit are more satisfied, more engaged, and do better. They also feel a stronger connection to their team and company. Therefore, they quit less often. Companies compared turnover among their highest and lowest scoring new hires. Within a year, high-scoring new hires were 50% less likely to leave. Pomello gives you the data that drives higher retention.

What's Your Privacy Policy?

All company, employee, and candidate data is encrypted using best practices from the security industry (e.g. SSL for data transmissions). Your data is only used to help you evaluate cultural fit among your applicants, and will never be shared or released. Visit our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for more information.