The Recipe For The Perfect Employee

Describe your perfect employee. In the HR world, we can all rattle off a list of important attributes that the world’s perfect employee would possess. Yet it’s nearly impossible to find an employee that exactly fits your criteria. It’s kind of like searching for a four leaf clover – if you look hard enough you just might find the right one.

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Hiring the perfect employee starts with you. It’s your job to attract them with the right job ad, proactively sort through resumes, conduct job interviews, and convince that employee that they are the perfect fit for your company. It’s no easy task, but it is your job.

When you find one of these people, make sure you hire them. These people will become long term assets. They will boost your company’s bottom line and positively impact your employee retention rate.

Finding the perfect employee is like striking gold. The recipe for the perfect employee starts with these 30 traits:

  1. Positive
  2. Innovative
  3. Ambitious
  4. Enthusiastic
  5. Creative
  6. Work Hard Play Hard Mentality
  7. Team Player
  8. Leader
  9. Able To Handle Stress
  10. Social
  11. Goal Oriented
  12. Happy
  13. Confident
  14. Qualified
  15. Responsible
  16. Proactive
  17. Humble
  18. Smart
  19. Dependable
  20. Disciplined
  21. Honest
  22. Motivated
  23. Talented
  24. Skilled
  25. Loyal
  26. Determined
  27. Reliable
  28. Punctual
  29. Good Communicator
  30. Knowledgeable

Do you have any employees that have all of these traits? Hopefully so. If not, keep looking. Add in all of these traits with a qualified candidate and provide them with the training, the culture, and the tools to do the job. That’s the recipe for a perfect employee.

Just follow the recipe for the perfect employee and you’ll find the right person for the job before you know it.

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