Values-based recruitment

Help attract and recruit prospective employees whose personal values and behaviours align with those of your organisation.

5 May 2021

Values based recruitment (VBR) is an approach to recruitment which will help you find people whose personal values match with your organisation. 

VBR can be delivered in a number of ways, for example through:

  • pre-screening assessments
  • values based interviewing techniques (role play, written responses to scenarios)
  • assessment centre approaches.

Case studies and resources

Read about the approaches NHS trusts have taken to implement values based recruitment in their organisations. 

Values based recruitment and York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals - A case study looking at how York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has reviewed and improved its VBR.

Using positive action to create a fairer recruitment process - A blog which looks at how placing more focus on values during recruitment can create a more inclusive process.

HEE National VBR Framework

Health Education England's (HEE) National VBR Framework has been designed to help employers and higher education institutes assess the values of candidates. It also provides case studies, tools and resources. Find out more about the HEE National VBR framework.

Watch our mock interview video below.