Culture chameleons

How to change workplace culture to attract new recruits
by Bethan Rees

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The culture, or working environment, of a business can set it apart from competitors, making it an attractive prospect for new recruits and affecting employee engagement. Susan M Heathfield, a management and organisation development consultant, defines what workplace culture means in an article for The Balance Careers and explains that “employees are motivated and most satisfied when their needs and values are consistent with those manifested in workplace culture”. In a Harvard Business Review article, Bryan Walker and Sarah A Soule describe the characteristics of company culture. “Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing. When it is blowing against you, everything is more difficult.”
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Published: 04 Oct 2019
Categories:
  • Soft Skills
  • The Review
  • Career Development
Tags:
  • company values
  • workplace culture
  • Career advice

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