Values Based Recruitment
It sounds like a buzz-word, but quite simply, this is the practice of seeing how an individual’s attitude and motives align with the requirements of a job.
It’s almost second nature when recruiting, but being psychologists, we know that it hold’s a lot more sway than many may think.
Here’s how other people might evaluate a candidate. . .Figure 1: Typical Experienced-based recruitment
- Candidates are judged very heavily on past experience
- Any consideration of their values is passively looking at a lack of negative ones, rather than an abundance of positive ones - not very forward thinking!
Figure 2: Typical Competency-based recruitment
- Here, there is far more of a slant on the proof of past competencies
- And again, no proactive focus on values - the things that really make an employee tick!
Figure 3: The Mendas approach to recruitment
- We want to find well-rounded individuals, so we don’t slant our selection criteria one way or the other
- Positive values are vital to demonstrating suitability to a role
- We make it easier to find a candidate who’s values align with your company’s
- We, as scientists, give more credence to cognitive capacity too - is a person intellectually matched to the role you're looking to fill?
- We understand that positive values aren’t everything, but they’re on a par with other leading criteria
- We know that our system studies a candidate as a whole and balanced employment opportunity, leaving nothing overlooked