Global Leadership Blog

15 Qualities of the Perfect Employee (from Inc.)

In today’s global business environment, hiring (and keeping) the right employee is one of the most difficult jobs a manager has. Often leaders focus on the skill sets needed to get a job done right and overlook basic skills and personality traits critical to being a valued and productive team member. The consequences of a bad hire can be steep–personality clashes, project failures, and even firings.

While every employee has a unique mix of skills and personality traits, there are common ones that every hiring manager should look for.

One quality managers should look for is agility:

Employees should be flexible, nimble, and quick. They should be able to react and respond to changing needs and customer desires and to the moving parts in our global business world.

To read the other qualities of perfect employees, please click here.

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