If you rate human interaction a -5, in the interview, you’re probably not going to be a good fit for us.
While this could definitely be the title to Tom Cruise’s next Sci-fi movie; human capital is really not a bad thing. Capital is a type of asset that allows a business to make more money and further its goals. When you add the human element you get people who are invested in your business and ultimately their own success.
From your HR Director to your CFO the goals have to be the same, even if the path is different. We’ve talked about this in some past posts. Like minded people are overrated. The idea is to find the right fit and have people working towards the common goal and good of the company.
Our HR Director looks for people who will work well with-in our culture, a culture that we have worked hard to cultivate. It may sound simple, but bagel Friday’s is a thing we do here at EPM. The bagel announcement goes out and that brings everyone into the break room; underwriters, closers and LO’s are coming together to talk with each other. This is the time we find out about each others weekend plans, what movies we are going to watch, what DIY projects are we prepping. The simple act of communication is probably one of the most important elements of Human Capital. If you rate human interaction a -5, in the interview, you’re probably not going to be a good fit for us.
Businesses run off people, people run off support and creativity. Human Capital is about business. As you’re setting yourself up for success remember the basics and you can’t go wrong. Human Capital is a good thing.
Eddy Perez, CMB
President, Equity Prime Mortgage