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Power in the workplace: Traits of Valuable Employees – by PCS

Aside from skill and talent, there are other basic- yet vital- trademarks that distinguish valuable employees from their peers. Employers recognize that excellent employees are one of the most valuable assets to a company. PCS consulted with veteran managers to learn about the common traits of stellar employees.

Communicator: Valuable employees know how to communicate well and express themselves in a clear manner, both in writing and speaking. Communication skills are essential in virtually any job. Improving these skills is vital to becoming a successful employee.

Self-Motivator: A reliable employee is ready to go above his call of duty to problem solve and meet goals. They don’t just do enough to get by and earn their salary. They pay attention to details and complete tasks responsibly and meticulously and ask for additional tasks when they have time.

Honest and ethical: A good employee is honest about his work and willing to accept feedback. Valuable employees are upstanding, trustworthy, honest individuals. Employers value punctual, disciplined and reliable employees. Time is money. Coming late, taking prolonged breaks and wasting time cost money to the company.

Team player: Strong interpersonal skills are essential in the work place. Successful employees maintain positive relationships with their coworkers and do not hesitate to help others. They avoid the tendency to blame others when things go wrong and admit to their mistakes. Employers appreciate this. They are also give credit of a job well done to the appropriate party.

By Professional Career Services (PCS), a nonprofit division of Agudath Israel. Lakewood 732-905-9700; http://www.pcsnynj.org/

nj@nj.pcsjobs.org; Brooklyn 718 (436)-1900 ny@ny.pcsjobs.org; Monsey (845) 304-1350 monsey@ny.pcsjobs.org

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