Values are enduring, important and deeply held beliefs about what an individual needs from an organisation. They represent aspects of an individual’s ideal job that are most important to them. For example, some people may strongly value security of employment, while others may regard advancement as more important.
When the most important aspects of a person’s ideal job are provided and emphasised by the organisation, then that person is more likely to remain with the organisation, be committed and contribute positively in the workplace. Conversely, when the most important aspects of person’s ideal job are not provided or emphasised by an organisation, that person is likely to be less committed. Hiring people whose values closely match the values of your organisation can: