At HR Revolution we pride ourselves on recruiting great employees and talent, even if I do say so myself! Here are the top 5 qualities we look for in individuals regardless of job role:
1. Positive Job Attitude
An employee’s enthusiasm for their job shines through, to managers, to employees and to clients. It is desirable for every employer to have employees that know what they are doing and enjoy what they are doing. This is one of the strongest elements that an interviewee can convey to a potential employer at an interview; their passion is something a CV can’t always portray. If an employee is visually enthusiastic about learning everything there is to know about their particular job, this person will go far. A strong work ethic also impacts on the morale of fellow co-workers
2. Good Problem Resolution Skills
Every job role comes up against problems, it’s inevitable. The scale of these problems can vastly vary according to the level of the role, but never the less as employees we all need to have some degree of problem resolution ability. Solving problems are a big part of every job and having skilled problem solvers in the workplace is a valuable asset and should be looked upon and appreciated as such. How do you solve common and not so common problems in the workplace? Does the employee keep a cool head while in the solving process?
3. Conflict Resolution Ability
How employees deal with conflict inside the work place is one thing that reveals their overall attitude. Does the employee get involved in multiple work place relation conflicts? If so, then why? Does this employee get along with just about everyone they come into contact with? How they resolve minor professional conflicts will also give you a perspective as to how they will fare in more serious conflict resolutions.
4. High Quality of Work
Errors, mistakes, mishaps whatever you call them, can be costly in business. We are all human and as humans we do on occasion make mistakes, but a good employee will learn to reduce mistakes to a minimum, through a combination of careful reviewing, double checking and experience. But high levels of quality can be a combination of accuracy, attention to detail, work experience, good research and a positive job attitude and pride in the work they produce. The quality of the finished material is an important factor in seeing what their overall work ethic is.
The ability to adapt to situations, new tasks, unexpected changes in tasks and work load and the general changes every workplace experiences is a vital ability for all employees. All businesses change, the world is changing all the time and good employees will have the ability to manage change, through a natural ability or a learned one. Without adaptability we become the person on.