What skills and characteristics make a good employee?
There are three separate type of skills, soft, technical, and hard.
Soft skills include social experience, personality, communication skills and an employee’s approach to work.
Hard skills are skills that can be learned and measured. Such skills can serve as an asset to a company.
Technical skills are the abilities and knowledge needed to perform specific tasks.
Here are 10 top skills and characteristics that make a ‘good’ employee:
A good employee goes above just knowing how to do their job.
Such skills include:
Being polite, well-spoken, and presentable.
Being open and honest about things such as workload, work/life balance or difficulty with colleagues.
- Problem-solving abilities
Employees who try to the best of their ability to solve problems.
When employees have a clear goals.
- Dependability, reliability, and responsibility
Employees who take responsibility for their actions, are dependable and don’t let their other team members down.
Employees who bring positivity to the workplace and have a positive impact on those around them.
Being mindful of your own emotions, as well as those in the team.
The ability to work with other people in a team, building relationships in a professional manner, in order to achieve a common goal.
Open minded to new ideas and sharing them openly with the team.
Creativity is a skill that can be learned through imagination and practice.
When searching for the best fit for your company, the team at Simple Recruitment search through this list and are able to find someone who doesn’t just fit into your company but someone who challenges the bottom line for the better.
Albeit a very subjective subject, what is good for one isn’t necessarily good for another. The company Indeed talks about the importance of building good employee characteristics. They state that “developing traits that are typical of good employees may help you make a favourable impression on your employer. It can also help you develop and maintain positive relationships with your co-workers since they’ll come to recognise you as a reliable team member”.
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