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Ten Qualities of Good Employee

In our country now, we have a high rate of unemployment, to looked for a job is difficult, competition are stiff among others. Every company, no matter what position, field and profession, good or valuable employee are always in demand. Hiring is risky, people that are going to be hired will play a rule in the progress of the company. That is why, employers are too keen in choosing people to hired. They are not just looking after with the skills and talents that an individual possess but also the attitude and character of a person.

Last Monday, we welcome our new seven associates, they are all fresh graduates and majority to them don't have work experience yet. Being a first timer on the job, I know that anxious  feeling inside... the pressure, the expectations and the other do's and don'ts.... lolz

I read some articles about being a "good employee"... characters that an employer desire in their employees, to be a good and effective partner in the business.

1. Listening to instruction : It is human nature to speak and react first, then listen later (if at all). Rather than taking the time to consider the circumstances of any given situation, people tend to rush to judgment. Carefully listening to instructions will reduce mistakes and prevent accidents. It also shows respect to those attempting to guide you.

2.Taking responsibility: Unfortunately, many (if not most) employees do just enough work to get by—just enough to justify receiving a wage. This can be seen in today’s mass-produced products, which do not reflect the quality and care of individual craftsmanship.Avoid “tunnel vision”—focusing on your job and your job alone. Instead, be aware of the responsibilities of your co-workers and recognize how your duties affect their workload. When things go wrong, most people will follow their human nature and shift the blame to others. Yet, valuable employees are not afraid to take responsibility for their actions. 

3. Taking initiative: Generally, there are two types of workers—those who wait to be told what to do, and those who think things through and keep busy by constantly finding tasks that need performing. There is a saying that goes like this: “Give a busy man more work, as it is likely to be done efficiently.” Those who show initiative—who hunt for ways to solve problems, to improve things, and to be more efficient—are most likely to be given more responsibility—even a promotion.

4. Giving credit to others: Just as people tend to point their fingers at others when things go wrong, these same people will take credit for the good work of others. That is a sad fact of life, yet so true. Practice giving credit to others. Whenever you are complimented for a job well done, always share the spotlight with those who helped you succeed. This will improve and strengthen morale among your fellow employees. It will also build trust among them, for they will be confident that you will look out and speak up for them, especially when no one else will.

5. Being responsive: When someone addresses you, kindly respond. Let that person know that you heard him.Responding to people is just another way of showing them that they matter.

6. Performing your duties cheerfully:Consider: All jobs and professions have at least one thing in common—their purpose is to solve problems. The greater and more complex the problems, the greater the demand and the higher the income for the positions needed to solve them.If everyone kept this in mind, they would appreciate why they were hired in the first place, and the workplace would be a more pleasant environment. 

7. Being dependable: Supervisors can tell you horror stories about employees who habitually call in sick or arrive late. By your actions, show people that they can depend on you, and that you keep your commitments. Arrive to work on time, return phone calls, and perform tasks on time—remember that simple commitments are important, too. In addition, no matter what you are assigned to do, strive to achieve a consistent level of quality and excellence. Be known for performing tasks well all the time.

8. Staying healthy: Whenever an employee is sick and takes time off from work, his co-workers will have to cover for him. If he makes a habit of calling in sick, his fellow workers will start to resent him, and morale will suffer. You can avoid this by simply eating healthy, staying away from junk food, getting plenty of rest, exercising, etc.—in other words, by doing all that you can to prevent sickness. 

9.Becoming self-disciplined: Society offers plenty of things to attract our attention—the Internet, television, cell phones, etc. But a good employee is one who stays on track. He doesn’t allow things outside the job to creep in and steal his time, attention and energy from doing what he has been hired to do. He remains focused. 

10.Exceeding expectations: Too many workers do only what they are required to do, and nothing more. You can instantly increase your value to the company by going above and beyond what is expected of you, such as being willing to take on duties that others refuse to do. 

To our new associates welcome to our world and Goodluck ^_^

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