Can you define your company’s values if asked? Are you able to identify those candidates who will best represent your company’s culture to customers, vendors and business partners?
Values Based Hiring is the concept of truly understanding those qualities and values in your workforce that elevate your organization’s ability to meet your mission and goals, and being able to recruit for, and select, those candidates who most closely fit your culture.
Knowing your values and knowing what you are looking for in a candidate is a huge component of successful selection.
How to focus on Values Based Hiring:
- Start with Self-Assessment – What makes your organization tick?
- Recruit with the Qualities and Values in mind and embed them into your postings to attract the right candidate pool.
- Use questions geared to draw out the candidate’s values to identify those who align best with your needs.
- Continue to drive your Values and Culture during on-boarding and employee development for the best long term results and improved retention.
Remember to keep an open mind going into an interview, to listen carefully, and carefully compare interview answers to your values – don’t get sucked in by a compatible personality that lacks the values you need!