Seven traits of great employees

  1. They are not afraid to fail.
  2. They are direct. Time is money, and in today’s marketplace, companies do not have time to waste. Being direct in your communication style saves everyone time and energy. Those individuals who can get to the point quickly, concisely and eloquently are not only more productive, but also more highly valued contributors.
  3. They are passionate about constant evolution and change. The only thing constant is change, and the best employees are those who know how to go with the flow, mold to their environment and do so with a great attitude.
  4. They are disciplined and hardworking. You can have all the passion in the world, but if you don’t find the discipline to sit down and finish what you start, all you’ll ever have is an idea. Finding individuals who have developed their ability to focus, commit and be impeccable with their word is key to building a successful team.
  5. They are inventive. Whether you are developing a new technology or working to improve a timeless product or service, it’s important to think outside the box and come up with new ideas. Individuals who can bring something new to the table are not only a huge commodity in the workplace, but a lot of fun to be around.
  6. They are generally joyful and grateful. We spend more time at work than we do at home, and it has been proven that the people we spend most of our time around are the people we turn into, so surrounding yourself with joyful individuals who are grateful to be at work will not only lead to greater productivity for your team, but to greater overall joy in your life.
  7. They are team players. True leaders lead with or without a title and want to empower and help others, because they realize that this ultimately helps themselves. They are curious. There isn’t anything more inspiring than an individual who is constantly curious about the world and their role in it. As a recruiter, I am always curious to learn about what it is that my candidates are interested in exploring in and outside the office. This gives me great insight into how much they can contribute to the workplace.

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