Hire People Who Believe in Your Organization’s Values

Are you hiring with your organization’s values in mind?

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Lynn Lilly, CEO and founder of Craft Box Girls, explains why leaders should seek to hire people who share the same values as their organization.

“It's important for us when talking to future employees to understand what their values are,” says Lynn. “When you're bringing an employee into your organization you want to make sure that your values match up, and that they have an interest and understanding and a passion for the same values.”

Watch the video to hear Lynn’s tips for building a team that aligns with the values of your company.

It's important for us when talking to future employees to understand what their values are. Because when you're bringing an employee into your organization you want to make sure that your values match up, and that they have an interest and understanding and a passion for the same values.

When I am talking to people that we may hire in any capacity it's important for me to give them a perspective of what Craft Box Girls is and what our company culture is. And I like to say we are an adventurous company. We are trying and doing new different things all the time. We are a creative company. So we want to create and we want all kinds of creative ideas so we welcome that feedback. And we like to say that we're fresh. So everything is new. Everything is creative and fun and lighthearted, when it comes to our culture.

Yes, we get down to business. But, those are three things that are very important to us because we want everyone to enjoy what they're doing. No one wants to have a job that they don't like and they're miserable doing. So It's important for us to employ those key attributes and get people to understand that we want you to have fun, because the minute your not having fun I don't want you to work for us anymore. And I'm OK if it's not for you. Tell me.

I'd rather have someone that is passionate and excited and I will never get mad at anyone if they're like "My heart is not in it anymore." Because being the business that we are, we're small, we're lean, we need people who are passionate and people that understand the work it takes to go into building this company.

Lynn Lilly

After being laid off from her big time corporate job, Lynn Lilly took her savings and decided to follow her life long passion of crafting and entertaining. The road began on a few dollars, hard work, a lot hours and a lot of creativit...

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