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How to find a company that fits with your personal values

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Whether you’ve never given any thought to your personal values before, or they’re something you think about regularly, we all have them.

Broadly speaking, your personal values are everything that’s important to you and even if you’re not conscious of it, you live each day by them for the benefit of yourself and others.

Personal values can be made up of anything, from integrity and valuing free time with family, to taking care of the environment and demonstrating commitment. So when you spend so much of your time at work – in fact, 78 per cent of employees spend more time with their colleagues than family – it’s vital to find a company that shares your values.

It’s well-known that having a sense of pride in your work and employer is a contributor to motivation and general wellbeing in the workplace. On the other hand, working in a company that doesn’t allow you to........

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