Company culture is a selling point for organizations. It’s a deal breaker for potential hires and a bargaining chip for existing employees. Whether it’s your first job or once you are more established in your career, it’s best to choose a company that shares your values, so you can make the most of every opportunity. Here are some tips on finding the right workplace.
- Know what you really want in a company
Understand what type of company you want to work for: the job may be right, but a company with the wrong culture can be harmful to your career. Try to list what you ideally want so you can narrow down your choices. Do you want a company that is very ordered and professional? Do you want a Google-like company that is big on creativity and innovation? Do you want a company that offers travel opportunities? Whatever your criteria, take the time to assess what you really want.
- Decide what means most to you
Knowing what you want is the first step. You must then decide which of those qualities is your priority. Is it how people treat each other at work? Is it the whole team’s work ethic? Or is it how the company deals with career development? Your answer will inform your choice because very few will have all your ideal attributes.
- Know the company’s core values
A company’s core values are not just a simple list of qualities linked to its branding. They also show how the team behind the brand works. These values include how they treat each other and how they treat their clients.
A Forbes article sets out how corporate culture affects everything in a company. It serves as the guiding principle on how teams work together. For example, if you also want to have fun at work, then look for a company that places an emphasis on humor and camaraderie. It may be challenging to get everything you want, but finding a company whose values are mostly aligned with yours can make all the difference to how you see your job.
In a multicultural, global company like Orbium, ‘culture fit’ is a priority. Our organization has 31 nationalities and operates 13 offices in 10 countries, so hiring people who are a good cultural fit helps all our employees uphold a universal set of core values. Our unified sense of culture helps us achieve our goals more effectively and exceed client expectations.