Do you know what your employer’s core values are?
In society today so much emphasis is placed on customer service, value for money, teamwork, professionalism, quality etc. My question is, how many interviews have you attended where a company’s core values have even been brought up in discussion, either directly or indirectly?
When coming to my interview here at Eden Ritchie many years ago I had searched the company website and wrote down (it’s nearly impossible to memorise when interview nerves kick in) the core values and mission statement, as I realised that surely these must be a significant part of the key criteria in them choosing a new team member.
As a business owner or hiring manager it can be a really simple tool to use in the interview process, as surely you will want staff to align with the organisation’s core values in order for them to fit, and for your company to fit their own personal values and goals. It really doesn’t matter what the core values are, you can design questions around them to test and assess.
Likewise, as a candidate going for a job interview it really doesn’t take much time or effort to go to a company website and search out this information.
Sometimes going back to basics can bring the most surprising results!