Survey: The 8 Qualities Employers Most Want in Their Employees
At TLNT: Â The Business of HR, John Hollon reports on aÂ new nationwide surveyÂ of 174 employers byÂ OI Partners, an organization that describes itself as â€śa global talent management company, renowned for its highly personalized services â€¦ Â (specializing) in mid-level, executive and group outplacement; executive coaching; leadership development and workforce solutions.â€ť
- Being a team playerÂ (selected by 71 percent of surveyed companies): â€śBeing part of a team has taken on a higher priority since many companies are still operating with leaner work forces and there is a greater need to accomplish goals through othersâ€ť said Ford.
- Fully focused on satisfying customersÂ (chosen by 68 percent of employers): â€śEmployees should share complimentary letters and emails they receive with their bosses. Donâ€™t assume that he or she already knows about your excellent customer service, but do it in a discreet way,â€ť Ford added.
- Motivate and engage others in their jobsÂ (chosen by 65 percent of companies): â€śIn a challenging economy, employers appreciate when their employees reach out and keep each other motivated and involved in their work,â€ť noted Ford.
- Success in achieving your â€ścritical few objectivesâ€ťÂ (picked by 62 percent of companies): â€śThese are the top one or two reasons why you were hired in the first place. Accomplishing these will count more than any other contributions you have made,â€ť said Ford.
- Work smartÂ (preferred by 60 percent of companies): This includes being up to date on the latest technology, keeping your skills and professional knowledge current, and continually searching for improvements in productivity, efficiency, and profitability.
- Work hardÂ (selected by 57 percent of employers): â€śAlthough companies for years have preferred working smart to working hard, they still want to see that you are dedicated to your job, put in an extra effort and volunteer to fill any gaps when necessary,â€ť said Ford.
- Add value to the organizationÂ (chosen by 52 percent of employers): Retention rewards are a recognition of your value. Track and document the specific ways you have added value to your employer.
- Contribute to improving the bottom lineÂ (selected by 48 percent of businesses): There are various ways to do this, including helping to increase sales, cut costs, decrease turnover, and make useful suggestions and recommendations.
How does this list match up with your own, as employer? Â With your focus, as employee? Â Read the whole article here. Â
Focus on teamwork, motivating others, and key objectives to satisfy employers.
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