As your startup grows, how do you make sure your employees share your core values? We’ve got some top tips for building a team that can demonstrate your core vision for the business.
At the beginning of your startup journey, you and your co-founders will be in charge of selecting and hiring the key members of your new team.
The people you choose will identify with your core aims for the business and will (usually) share your core values too. For example, if being green is a key value, the people you hire need to resonate with this. But as the business grows and expands, it's likely that the hiring process will move to your operations director, human resources director or people managers.
So, how do you ensure that you're still hiring people who share your core values? And why are these foundational values so important?
Why are core values so important to a new business?
Your values are the pillars on which the business is built. They’re the fundamental building blocks that will define what you believe in as a brand, how you treat your customers and employees and what your underlying mission will be for the company.
Building a team that reflects your brand values
When a customer calls your customer support line, or a potential new client visits your offices, they expect these experiences to be consistent. This doesn’t mean getting rid of personality or the uniqueness of each employee. But it does mean having the same foundational values being lived and demonstrated throughout the company.
With a team of people who share your vision for the company, you’re ready to expand, scale and deliver the very best customer experience to your valued customers.