For years, experts have been speaking about the importance of shared values in the workplace. Gallup’s research found that only 27% of the workforce resonate with their employer’s values, while LinkedIn’s latest culture report says that 86% of millennials would consider taking a pay cut to work at a company whose mission and values align closer to their own. Whether a pay cut is required or not, the bottom line is shared values matter to job seekers.
In a recent article, Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington’s latest digital publication, advises job seekers on how to find their organizational kindred spirits when it comes to values.
Their advice to job seekers?
Look for companies that back their words up with actions.
Ask about others’ experiences during the interview process.
Use public sites like Glassdoor.
Take a look at the organization’s core values and mission statement.
The article highlighted Credera as an example of an organization that backs up their core values with concrete actions:
Credera, a management and IT consulting firm, has been working with Meals on Wheels to develop a mobile platform making it easier to deliver meals to seniors. This matches up with the firm’s value of serving others and innovating to better serve those in need. “Whether it’s a sacrifice of perception, time, or power, we see team members considering a client or team member’s interests as greater than their own, and then they act on it. This is what true servant leadership looks like,” Justin Bell, Credera’s president, explains. “At Credera we believe that the fundamental position of all servant leaders is that they are, in fact, servants first.”
To read the full article, check out: There’s One Thing You Should Share With the People at Your Next Job: Values.
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