What is the CVI and Why Do We Require It?


At Northwest Enforcement, our core purpose is to be valuable because nothing less will do. In order to be valuable, we believe in aligning our team members in positions that best suit their unique talents and abilities. It’s why we ask applicants to take the Core Value Index assessment as part of our application process. It’s not just about finding the right people, it’s about ensuring each member adds value to our team.

Understanding the Core Value Index

The Core Value Index (CVI) assessment is a revolutionary approach to understanding ourselves and others better. At its core, the CVI is a powerful tool designed to uncover the fundamental values that drive individuals. Developed by Lynn Taylor and Joni Lindquist, the CVI identifies four distinct core value energies:

  1. Builder: Builders thrive on action and results. They have a desire to achieve tangible outcomes and often exhibit decisiveness and action-oriented behavior
  2. Merchant: Merchants excel in interpersonal relationships and communication. They value connection, collaboration, and social interaction.
  3. Innovator: Innovators are creative thinkers who thrive on exploration and discovery. They enjoy challenging the status quo and finding new solutions to problems.
  4. Banker: Bankers prioritize stability, structure, and detail orientation. They are analytical thinkers who excel in roles that require precision and accuracy.

Understanding these core value energies goes beyond categorization. It provides our leadership team invaluable insight into team members’ motivations and communication styles. By recognizing and appreciating the unique strengths that each individual brings to the table, we can foster a family-like culture of inclusivity, collaboration, and mutual respect within our team.

Why Do We Require the CVI?

You may wonder why Northwest Enforcement has incorporated the CVI assessment into our hiring process. Our commitment to building a valuable team drives our interview process. Not only to our clients but our community, our team members, and themselves. Our goal is to create a team that’s not only highly trained but also aligned with our company’s culture by learning the core values of our applicants.

  1. Cultural Fit: We can ensure alignment with Northwest Enforcement’s company culture and core values by assessing candidates’ CVI. This alignment fosters a sense of belonging and unity within our team, crafting the family-like culture that NEI is known for.
  2. Optimal Role Placement: Understanding candidates’ core value energies enables us to place them in roles where they can thrive and bring value. Whether it’s an on-site security position or a behind-the-scenes administrative role, matching individuals with roles that align with their strengths maximizes both individual and team success.
  3. Enhanced Team Dynamics: Diversity in core value energies enriches our team dynamics and fosters collaboration. By assembling a team with a diverse range of strengths and perspectives, we can tackle challenges more effectively and drive innovation. Each team member brings their own energy to the table, creating a well-rounded team.
  4. Increased Team Communications: We aim to communicate with our team members in the manner they prefer. Each core value energy possesses its own communication styles and needs.

Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career in private security? If you’re excited about the opportunity to contribute to a dynamic team and make a difference in your community, we encourage you to explore our current job openings. Start your journey with Northwest Enforcement today and learn something about yourself in the process.