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Finding the right cultural fit: evaluating company values in your job search

Whether you’re on the hunt for an interim role or a full-time position, choosing a company whose beliefs and morals align with yours is paramount to ensuring job satisfaction. 

In this blog, we discuss top tips for finding the right cultural fit next time you’re in the market for a new role!

1. Research the company

Start by researching the company’s mission, vision, and core values. Check their official website, social media accounts, and any recent news or press releases. Understanding what they’re all about will give you a good indication as to whether or not this is the business for you!

2. Personal values

Clarify your own values and what matters most to you in a work environment. Consider factors like work-life balance, diversity and inclusion, employee development, ethical practices, and company culture. Try writing these down and determine which values are non-negotiable for you. This will help you narrow down your search and ensure you pick somewhere you will develop and flourish in your career. 

3. Network! 

Reach out to current or former employees on LinkedIn to gain more insight into the company’s culture and values. Their experiences can provide behind the scenes insight into what it’s actually like to work at the company.

4. Work with a specialist recruiter 

By working with a specialist recruiter that is well versed in finding interim work, you can rest assured that the roles you are being put forward for are good’uns – especially if it’s a client that has been on their books for a long time. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to inquire about the company’s values and culture through the recruitment agency. They possess specialised knowledge that enables them to assess whether you’d be a strong match for the organisation. 

5. Ask thoughtful questions

During interviews, ask questions that directly relate to the company’s values. For example, you might inquire about how they promote a diverse and inclusive workplace or their approach to employee growth and development. The answers will reveal if the company truly embraces these values or if they are merely buzzwords. Remember, the interview process is for the candidate’s benefit too as it offers you the chance to get a feel for the company and your potential future colleagues. 

Here at Imperium Resourcing, we pride ourselves on prioritising our candidates in their job search and always strive to match top talent with top-tier careers. Give us a call on 0203 929 4000 today to work with our dedicated team!

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