Feel the Difference #2 - Culture and Values Assessment

By asking questions about how your organisation works, it’s possible to get an objective view of culture, how this affects both recruitment and retention and the type of people most likely to thrive.

Our Cultures and Values Assessment activity explores the following themes to get a thorough understanding of life in your business.

Vision: How clear and distinct is your organisations vision? How closely does the reality of working life reflect your corporate vision? 

Organisations with a clear direction and alignment towards achievement generally outperform those with less focus.

Values: What are your organisations values? How well are they applied? How relevant are they to decision making and business practices within your organisation? 

Aligning measurement of business practices and performance to company values.

Practices: What does your organisation articulate in the way it behaves and expects its staff to behave? 

Language and communication can be acutely accurate indications of how the organisation's culture really is. Does everyone have clear goals, duties, and responsibilities that align with business objectives? How well do leaders and staff connect?

People: How do you people feel about working in your organisation. When walking into your offices do people seem engaged, interactive, excited, happy, friendly, morose, or withdrawn? How do you people work together? Does the team reflect the communities you work in or serve?

Narrative: Does your company's story help others understand why the organisation works the way it does? Are your people aware of key moments and shaping experiences in your organisations history?

Place: What does the working environment say about how your staff interacts with the organisation? 

Personal objects, pictures, and artifacts suggest a work environment where people are settled and see themselves staying. Impersonal spaces often tell a rather different story.

At Melius, our analytical tools improve recruitment success by accurately mapping corporate culture and values at the start of each assignment and objectively measuring how well applicants match to your style during the selection process.