MISSION, VISION AND VALUES
Hiring & Orientation
Whether management or frontline staff, senior leaders or board members, everyone must be familiar with our core values and everyone must understand the importance of our core values in our operation.
The first step to building a values-driven organization is recruiting staff and volunteers who fit our core values. When an individual's values do not align with the core values of the organization, it can result in a clash of views and/or actions. It also sends the wrong message to the rest of the organization. Many people seeking employment or volunteer opportunities in our organization do so because they see our mission and core values at work.
The interview process is a good place to start. Ensure questions regarding the understanding of and respect for our core values are included in interviews. Also, all orientation and onboarding processes should include discussion and explanation of our mission, vision, and core values. By introducing new team members to our core values on their first day, they will recognize the importance of the core values in everything we say and do.