When searching for talent, employers and especially top recruiters generally take these eight qualities into consideration. Ultimately, these will differentiate the ‘good’ from the ‘great’ employees.
Understandably, the notion of a ‘character’ per se, is a very vague one in itself. However, employers generally tackle character by trying to focus on recruiting someone who is honest and trustworthy. Employers want people who will not leave their company just for the sake of finding another job that might be more convenient for themselves.
Indeed, reliability also depends, and continues to build on trustworthiness. Any employer would want to be able to trust their employees without the need of constant monitoring. Importantly, employees have to come to terms with the fact that deadlines should be adhered to for a very valid reason. One unorganised schedule will eventually disrupt another. Prospective ‘great’ employees have to know that they also have to be responsible for their own actions.
Obviously if a candidate is opting for a particular position, he/she has to make sure that their specific set of skills are relevant. It is important that prospective employees, or even those who already have acquired a job, keep on learning and expanding their own knowledge to make themselves more appreciated.
An employer has one less thing to worry about if the employee is self-disciplined. It is considered as a crucial quality if a person is given a task and has the capability of keeping up, and completing tasks without any problems on a regular basis. Recruiters keep an eye open for such traits.
Surprisingly enough, employers also deem attentive listening at meetings and simply during a conversation as very important. Misunderstandings and miscommunication are often not a good thing.
An employee who goes beyond what he / she is asked for will also undoubtedly reflect well. Such people think outside the box, and are generally busier than other people at work. Initiatives add more value to the employee.
Going hand in hand with having an initiative, employees who are also dedicated, not only improve themselves but also push towards the success of the organisation.
Not giving up may seem as a cliché to many, however, it does affect the end result by a mile. In addition, such employees feel that they owe their hard work to their organisation to finally earn the benefits they desire in the long-run.