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Every candidate and every hiring leader I work with always puts an emphasis on the importance of culture fit. For candidates, they want to know what the organization’s culture is so they can be sure it aligns with who they are and how they work. For hiring leaders, they want the team dynamic to be enhanced by the new hire.

Noreen Pratscher recently made a career move to lead communications at JELD-WEN in Charlotte, NC. As she does with any move, she evaluated the culture of the organization and did a little self-reflection to make sure the move was right. In this conversation, Angee and Noreen talk about some of the questions she asks and ways she evaluates culture when considering new opportunities. Then they turn it around and talk about how to evaluate candidates when hiring to ensure that culture fit is there.

This podcast will leave you with a few great tips for hiring and getting hired with culture fit top of mind.

Noreen Pratscher

Noreen PratscherNoreen Pratscher is an experienced corporate communications professional with more than 30 years of experience in all facets of corporate and brand communications in the environmental, automotive, energy, healthcare and consumer products sectors. She is currently Vice President of Global Communications with JELD-WEN a global manufacturer of windows and doors based in Charlotte, North Carolina. At JELD-WEN, Noreen leads internal and external communications and partners with Finance on investor relations.

Prior to joining JELD-WEN, Noreen was Vice President of Corporate Communications with Serta Simmons Bedding in Atlanta, where she led efforts to establish corporate reputation and grow employee engagement through strategic leader communications.

Noreen previously served in a variety of progressive corporate and marketing communications roles with Siemens Healthineers, Elster Group SE (now Honeywell) both in North Carolina, and General Motors in Detroit. She is an effective change agent and has helped organizations navigate through significant transformations.

A native of suburban Chicago, Noreen earned her master’s degree in General Administration from Central Michigan University, and bachelor’s degree in Communications from Eastern Illinois University. She, her husband and their dog are in the process of relocating to Charlotte, NC.


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