In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, success goes beyond financial numbers; success aligns with the values organisations uphold. Finding employees who align with your business’s core principles, is pivotal for valuable sustainability.
The way people perceive and approach work has undergone significant transformation in recent years. It is no longer solely about virtual versus office time; it is about shared beliefs, sustainability, giving back, and purpose. Individuals yearn for a connection with the ‘what’, ‘how’, and ‘why’ of their work. Consequently, an organisation’s values have become more crucial than ever in attracting, nurturing, and retaining talent.
The importance of values.
Research by SEEK found that more than half of Australian employees would consider leaving a job if their employer’s values did not align with their own. Employers recognise the importance of communicating values to both current employees and candidates. Values should go beyond words and should form the foundation of company culture. They attract talent, set expectations, and determine why individuals stay.
Organisational values shape organisational design, resource allocation, and performance measurement.
In addition to our industry research efforts, we conducted our Annual Strategy Day, a collaborative event driven by valuable input from our employees. During this gathering, we engaged in meaningful discussions regarding the key elements of a healthy workplace.
As our business expands, we prioritise integrating our values into key moments. We’ve elevated the prominence of these values in position descriptions and aligned performance reviews with corresponding competencies. Through these initiatives, we are committed to cultivating an environment where our values are not only upheld, but celebrated. Embedding these values is an ongoing pursuit!
Frazer Tremble’s Values.
Our values are deeply ingrained in our everyday work. From monthly ‘award’ shout-outs to our close-knit team, we truly comprehend their significance and strive to embody them.
Act with Authenticity:
Embracing your true self, fostering genuine connections, and inspiring others to do the same. Authenticity is crucial for effective leadership and building trust with employees and customers.
By being true to oneself, sharing values, and fostering open communication, leaders create a safe and supportive environment.
Authenticity leads to deeper connections, trust, collaboration, and higher productivity.
Exceeding customer expectations, always. We exceed expectations to create a positive customer experience. It applies to all stakeholders within FT. By investing in employees, fostering a culture of recognition and well-being, and maintaining work-life balance, we can attract and retain top talent.
Lead with Transparency:
Nurturing a culture of open and honest communication, fostering trust and collaboration. Transparency is key to trust and accountability. Being honest and forthright, acknowledging mistakes, and communicating clearly builds a culture of trust and high performance. It motivates our employees, fosters innovation, and encourages creativity.
Embrace continuous learning, curiosity, and innovation. Growth is crucial for business success. Leaders who prioritise it create a culture of continuous improvement, attracting and retaining top talent.
We encourage employees to take on new challenges and develop new skills, our leaders build a workplace that attracts the best talent in the market.
Champions Do More:
Taking ownership, going beyond and overcoming obstacles with grit to achieve remarkable results. Champions inspire and motivate others to strive for excellence. By prioritising these values, we create a culture of high performance and personal growth.
Demonstrating compassion, gratitude and empowering others. Humility is key to growth and development. It’s about recognising the value of learning, listening to feedback, and taking action.
Our leaders embody humility foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation, empowering our employees to embrace change and adapt to market conditions. This drives engagement, creativity, and success.
Creating alignment in values goes beyond merely crafting a mission statement or displaying a list of values on your website (we do that too!). It entails fostering a culture where everyone embraces the same core principles, and where these principles are ingrained in every interaction.
Leaders who prioritise their organisation’s values, have the power to cultivate a high-performance culture that attracts and retains top talent. It fuels innovation and creativity, and ultimately leads to long-term, sustainable success.
Do our values align?
Laura’s key areas of expertise sit within the roles: CX, Project Services, Process Improvement, Business Transformation & Executive Search