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  • Valuable Employees

    By CrysTelCall On Business Services Comments July 08, 2014

    Valuable Employees

    When it comes to recruitment, employers and managers know very well that hiring the wrong people could be a big setback for the business and might even ruin it; while choosing the right man for the right place can cause a business to soar! That's why, recruiters identify and look for certain qualities in potential employees that make them "valuable" in the job market and hard to let go. Commitment, positivity and patience are a few of the qualities that are hard to find in today's workforce, and adopting them can surely take employees a step up the corporate ladder, obtain them job security or makes them stand out from their peers.

     

    Regardless of profession or position, great employees are always on demand; and some great qualities that employers value in their employees include:

     

     

    1.  Pro-activity

    Knowing and executing the duties and responsibilities that your job entails is always great; but what will give you a competitive advantage is going above and beyond what is expected and required from you in order to meet goals and get the job done. Do not focus too much on your job description, and always go the extra mile instead; this will most likely result in being noticed by your employer, taking on bigger responsibilities in the company or business, promotions or even in reducing your co-workers workload.

     

     

    2.  Accountability

    Work on being more disciplined, hardworking and trustworthy, because having these 3 qualities says more to your employer than you think. Focusing on and committing to accomplishing your tasks will show your boss or employer that you're dependable and will relieve them from the pains of micromanaging you. And in order to boost this level of trust, try to learn more about how your employer works; what they like and dislike, how to prepare them for bad news, how to communicate with them, how to propose a new idea to them…etc.

     

     

    3.  Coexistence

     It's crucial for employees to have a friendly, polite and approachable attitude at work. Employees who adapt to new environments and keep good relationships with other co-workers or departments are considered a great asset to any business. Why? Because they simply keep the working environment drama-free and the office running smoothly. Being a team player means that you need to go with the flow and be able to offer help to your co-workers when they need it, whether it's an idea, feedback or even a document. Another great way to establish trust as well as good relationships at work is by sharing credit and success with other employees. And by all means, avoid being part of gossip and rumors.

     

     

    4.  Punctuality

    Time is money; it's as simple as that. This is a common trait that most employers look for in employees. You need to practice managing your time, prioritizing tasks, arriving to work and returning phone calls and emails on time; because any delay will affect your co-workers' and your manager's time as well. You also need to be direct but eloquent in your communication because it saves people's time and makes not area for any misunderstanding.

     

     

    5.  Contribution

    One of the most important qualities in employees nowadays is the ability to contribute positively to the business or company. Everyone can be trained to ensure all tasks are going well and all details are being looked after, but it takes a valuable employee to give suggestions and bring something new to the table every once in a while. Try to think outside the box and to push the boundaries when given a chance.

     

     

    6.  Honesty

    Honesty, does not necessarily mean being truthful in your business dealings. It means that you can be trusted to give a genuine feedback whether it was good or bad and admit mistakes instead of shifting blame to others.

     

     

    With that said, the best thing anyone can do to become an indispensable asset to the business, is to always show the manager or employer that you still have room to grow and improve. Have more than one skill set; focus on your strong points and seek training or help with your weaknesses to improve them.

     

    Put yourself in the shoes of a recruiter, what type of skills would you be looking for in potential employees? Let us know in the comments section below.