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7 Traits of Perfect Employees

Is there such a thing as a perfect employee?

Perhaps not, but there does seem to be a number of common traits that ‘extremely’ good employees often share.

I’ve been asking some of my clients and contacts in and around Shropshire to identify some great qualities of their top performing employees and here’s what we have come up with so far:

1. HIGH STANDARDS

They want to do well and are self-motivated to deliver quality targets.

2. PROACTIVITY

They don’t sit around waiting to be told what to do, but use their initiative to progress tasks, solve problems and learn new things.

3. POSITIVITY

They approach their work with a can-do attitude and share their positive energy with others.

4. FLEXIBILITY

They adapt quickly to changing circumstances and are happy to keep learning and developing.

5. INTEGRITY

They are honest and principled, prepared to challenge others if needed, but always fair and non-judgmental.

6. INITIATIVE

They are not afraid to think ‘out the box’, be creative and try out new ideas.

7. ADVOCACY

They are genuine ‘fans’ of the business, promoting and publicising it as if it were their own.

 

I hope there are plenty of these ‘qualities’ within your team already, or maybe you have some different ones you value more – please do let me know.

Remember that these qualities can also be used to generate some interesting interview questions when you need to recruit more people to your team.

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