There is one intangible aspect that makes a company different from the others. A general term for it is corporate culture, organizational culture or company culture… While the first two sound a bit too formal, “company culture” fits us best.
That is why we’ll talk about the “Caissa Culture” here.
In a 2016 article from Pont Nine Land (by Jenny Buch), it is emphasized that a company culture has nothing to do with a ping pong table, which some mistakenly believe. As the author expands, “Culture not only contributes to inner company values but it also helps to create a unique social and psychological environment outside the organisation and, as such, it is a super powerful tool.”
When we are talking about the culture within a company, it presumes an existing cohesion between its employees, as well as a common vision for the company’s future. It’s essential that every member of the team incorporates and communicates it further when dealing with clients and partners.
We all believe that the company culture is “NOT something that is implemented from the top,” but something that is "created by all of us.”
Indeed, Caissa Culture was and continues to be shaped by each of us.
Company Values — The Foundation of a Company’s Culture
The key element of every company’s culture is symbolised by its values. They define each employee’s behaviour in the context of work, their relationships with each other, the way they communicate with clients and the way they perform their own work. They are the skeleton on which the company culture rests.
To know Caissa better and understand what makes us different, we have listed our core and aspirational values as defined by our team.
Our Core Values
These are the five fundamental guidelines we follow in our everyday work.
Each of us recognises, respects and values the different backgrounds of each other and those of the people we work with, both personal and professional.
2. Professionalism and reliability.
We are aware that the industry has a bad reputation, which is why we strive to deliver the highest results in a professional manner. Only this way, our clients can rely upon us.
3. Clear and consultative approach.
We are very clear about what we do. Before starting each new collaboration, we make sure that we perfectly understand our client and their needs. We identify specific problems and offer effective solutions.
4. Long-term relationships.
We are committed to building solid and lasting relationships with those we work with. As such, we always act accordingly and advise our clients and candidates to make decisions for the long term. We are proud to have worked with most of our clients over many years.
5. Genuine friendliness.
We care for each other and for the people we engage with. We work with people and for people, and this is something we never forget.
Our Aspirational Values
Aspirational values are what we strive towards in our work. They help guide us and support our desire for over-achievement.
Represents ultimate efficiency. We eliminate the waste while focusing on the actions that have the most impact and offer the best value for our clients and candidates.
We take initiative and effect change, rather than just waiting for things to happen. We believe that action is always better than reaction.
3. Process driven.
We apply the right processes to each assignment, focus on their execution and calibrate our efforts by regularly tracking the achievements.
We are committed to delivering the expected and desired results every time. Each of us takes responsibility for reaching our objectives.
Never stop improving. Strive to be better than yesterday, every day. Stay curious and keep learning all the time.
While each of our team members come from different backgrounds and have a particular set of skills, our company culture gives us a sense of purpose and makes us stand out from the competition.
At Caissa, our company values are not mere clichés; they are aspects we integrate in practice every day. They help each of us learn and become better. They also shape our vision and dedication to long-term growth.