A great employee has certain characteristics and favorable traits that elevate them above others. Knowing how to spot these characteristics will help you as a manager to promote those who no only deserve it, but who can handle being in a position of authority and responsibility. After all, the individuals you promote to lead a department, will be the ones who ultimately determine how successful the company will be. It is through their productivity and approach to work that you will know whether they are a great employee or not.
Read our top 10 character traits of a great employee – do these characteristics remind you of anyone who works for you?
#1 Loyalty and integrity
#2 Taking responsibility for one’s own actions
#3 Use of one’s own initiative
#4 Gives credit where credits due
#5 Good listener
#7 Responsive and versatile
#8 Self disciplined
#9 Healthy attitude towards learning new things
#10 Striving to exceed your expectations
If any of these characteristics reminds you of one of your employees, then you are lucky enough to have hired a great recruit. An employee that shows off all 10 of these character traits is to be considered exceptional and would be a great addition to your management team.
If you realize that none of your current employees display these character traits, then you need to take a closer look at your hiring strategy, management style and workplace environment. There could be a number of reasons for this:
- Your management style may restrict employees from realizing their full potential or excelling in the workplace.
- The workplace environment could be negative and cause employees to suffer from low morale at work.
- You could be doing something wrong in your hiring strategy that means you are hiring the wrong type of individuals to ‘fit in’ to the culture of your company.