Going for a job hunt could be difficult and also discouraging for some. When looking for a new company to pursue our career with, we are usually very careful and vigilant. And that is totally normal and we have the right to do so. Looking out for red flags in companies is a fundamental step in every job seekers textbook. However, we shouldn’t be too engrossed with the negatives. Instead, let’s look out for the factors that potential companies have gotten right. At the end of the day, every organization is different. Take a look at these 4 positive indicators that can tell you a lot about a job, team, or company.
Company values align with your personal values
Nothing feels better than working for a company that values the same things you do. Be it their core values or the clients that they work with, finding common ground with your future company is a great way to start things off.
99.99% Work-life balance
One of, if not, the most crucial in a career is a healthy work-life balance. It’s not so much about splitting your time 50/50 between work and leisure but making sure you feel fulfilled and productive in both areas of your life. Plus, maintaining work-life balance helps reduce stress and helps prevent burnout in the workplace. With a culture driven by a healthy work-life balance, productivity and performance will come naturally.
Part of work-life balance also should be applied within the company itself. Of course, it’s not always ”work work work”, there will be times where employers should engage with their employees—whether through a simple gathering for a slice of pizza and coke, or checking on how your day is, even simply saying “good job” whatever that might be, as a company, it’s a way to show appreciation and/or acknowledgement to their employees. It’s the little things that count. After all, big things often have small beginnings.
Every team needs a good leader to strive towards success. And what better way than to have upper-management roles that have a good relationship with the employees. Meetings with the supervisors and team members are not only for professional matters but also in a more casual and interactive manner helps tremendously with the leadership culture of the organization.