Ask any one of us what makes a bad employee, and I am sure we could all rattle off a good list – and provide some real-life examples too! In fact, the notoriety of having a bad employee in their midst has got companies so frustrated that, articles like this one have taken to developing ‘tried and tested’ methods of avoiding them.
But for all this commotion, we seem to have forgotten about the good employee. The type of individual we, here at PPS, are constantly searching for. So what makes a good employee good? What separates them from the bad - is it their thirst to help their company move forward or is it the willingness to go beyond the confines of their job description?
If this piece of research is anything to go by, the ideal employee has 5 characteristics - dependability, honesty and integrity, a positive proactive attitude, a willingness to work and the ability to use spare time productively.
But every employer is different. A particular feature that might be ideal for one employer may be a match made in hell for another.
So with that said, we are posing to you this question: what top 3 features make up YOUR perfect employee? What 3 features are a deal-sealer? And how close have you come to finding someone who meets those requirements?
Vote in our poll now! We want to hear your thoughts on employees – the good and the bad!