Don’t Let the CV Blind You: Qualities You Should Look for in Employees

When people apply for a spot in your business, it can be easy to let their CV do all the talking. However, having a good CV does not automatically mean good employees. When you take a chance on a person, you should look out to see what sort of qualities they have. This will help you determine if they are worth keeping around.

Here are a few qualities that you should look for in your employees:

Good Work Ethic

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An employee should ideally have good work ethic. This means that when on the clock, they prioritize the job and leave their personal life for later. Tasks should be done on time and everything needs to be checked out.

A good work ethic will ensure that your employee will be worth what you are paying them for.

Consistency

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Other than having a good work ethic, employees need to be consistent with their work. It would not make sense if they only sustained their good work ethic for the first few months of employment. A good employee must be able to sustain their good work ethic throughout the tenure of their employment.

Consistent performers can help to boost morale.

Team Players

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This is something that you will only see when they’ve been hired. A team player isn’t one that panders to what others want. They effectively communicate in order to get a good synergy with the other employees. Team players are the ones that you can count on to improve morale as well.

They can help people maintain their focus and keep up production.

Pro-Active

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A pro-active employee is better than a reactive one. A pro-active employee can be counted upon to spot any issues before they actually happen. These are the people that you can rely upon to help you build a better business.

Reactive employees only deal with an issue once it is there. A pro-active employee will be able to tell when something is going to be an issue down the road and take steps to improve processes. They do this not just because it’ll be better for the businesses but it will also be best for everyone involved as well.

As You Can See

A shiny or impressive resume can be one thing but this does not automatically mean that they will be good workers. If there was anything that we learned in our years as business owners, it would be this: you don’t see what an employee is worth until after six months working for you.

What qualities do you look for in YOUR employees?

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