“According to a 2021 PwC survey, 66% of C-suite executives think culture is more important than organizational performance. In fact, 72% of leadership respondents report that their culture helps make change initiatives happen. ”
By the end of this CAP, you will be able to...
- Identify your personal workplace values
- Assess a company’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
- Ask thoughtful questions to the hiring manager to assess if the company culture aligns with your values
This CAP is for you if…
- You are actively searching for a new role and identifying companies of interest
- You are in the interview process and choosing between two companies
- You are exploring new opportunities and want to learn more about the types of companies or roles that could be a good fit for you
Growth & Learning
We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Explore these valuable resources from the best experts in the field
5 Ways to Figure Out if a Company is Right For You
most hiring managers give you several clues (and sometimes even a few red flags) throughout the application process about what it would be like to work for them.
This article offers five ways you can tell whether a company is the right fit for you. If you know what to look out for, you can use this information to decide whether or not this is the right work environment and company culture for you.
Finding a Company With the Culture You Want
Psychological safety and resiliency are all-important at work, but it can be hard to find an organization that helps you build them so you can thrive.
In this podcast, hear about company culture and how an organization’s people team can help make sure its employees are set up for success.
7 Ways You Can Identify if a Company is Genuinely Committed to DE&I
On the surface, a company may be saying all the right things, but how can you tell if DEI is genuinely ingrained into the company’s culture?
This article covers seven ways to identify if a company is genuinely committed to DEI.
"Culture Fit" Hasn't Been Working. What about "Culture Add"?
Instead of finding someone who fits into your culture, i.e. potentially a biased hire, find someone who is a bit different and would thus add to your culture.
There are key differences between being a culture fit vs. a culture add. This article is written for recruiters, but provides a great overview of the types of questions you may want to ask to become yourself, a culture add.
How to Measure Inclusion in the Workplace
In an era where companies are paying more and more attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), inclusion remains the most difficult metric to track.
From new research, Gartner developed the Gartner Inclusion Index to measure what true inclusion looks like across an organization.
What Health Care Organizations Can do to Advance DE&I in the Workforce
A diverse and inclusive health care workforce—both in clinical and nonclinical/corporate settings—can help improve trust and empathy and strengthen the connection with patients and communities. .
Deloitte’s recent research on health care executives’ perspectives on health equity highlights what top organizations are doing to foster an inclusive culture.
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Put it into Practice
It’s time to put what you learned into real-world practice. Here are a few steps you can take
Personal Value Assessment
Complete the Personal Values Assessment. Review your results and complete the accompanying handouts. Bring them to your Executive Career Strategist for discussion on what you should be looking for in a company based on your personal values.
identify Culture Questions
Identify 2-3 open-ended culture questions to include in your post-interview question list
Connect With a Coach
Each member has access to an Executive Career Strategist who is tasked with helping you achieve your professional goals.
A few topics you might discuss with an ECS include:
- Identifying your personal values, why those values are important to you.
- Discussing situations where you have experienced a good (and bad) culture in past jobs.
- Assessing how the company or department expresses inclusivity
- Crafting your culture add proposition
- Discussing your Personal Values assessment results to identify what you seek in a next role/company
What to share with your ECS:
- Your completed “Personal Values Assessment”, if you feel comfortable (above)
- Your completed “Assess Cultural Fit” worksheet, if you feel comfortable (above)