Hopefully you love your staff and aren’t in love with your staff!
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are 6 ways to know you’ve hired “keepers.”
1. They show initiative.
As a leading staffing agency, Peoplelink knows the best employees don’t rest on their laurels, waiting for you to hold their hands. They hit the ground running to get the job done. Then they go the extra mile to make sure it’s done well.
But they don’t stop there.
They also volunteer to take on extra work when needed – even if it’s outside their job descriptions. They understand that when the company succeeds, so do they.
2. They have good attitudes.
A bad attitude can overshadow even the strongest skill set. That’s why when your employees generally display positive attitudes, you should thank your lucky stars.
Not only does this make life more pleasant for you, but it actually boosts morale and productivity throughout the workplace. Positive employees are always looking on the bright side and believe good things will come their way – and, not surprisingly, they typically do.
3. They’re honest.
You want to believe that people are generally good. But in today’s world, there are plenty of people who lie, cheat, and steal on the job. And any form of deception, even small white lies, can put your company at risk, especially if an employee lies to a customer. But when you know you have employees you can trust – those with integrity at their core – you can rest little easier.
4. They’re dependable.
As an employer, dependability is critical for success. For your company to operate productively, you need employees who show up on time; do what they say they’re going to do; meet deadlines consistently; and are courteous and reasonable.
5. They’re flexible.
In today’s working world, flexibility is key. Sometimes, it’s imperative that an employee change directions mid-stream. Likewise, being flexible generally means employees are open to change and learning new things – which serves to benefit their careers and your company in the long run.
6. They meet expectations.
You can have the most flexible, dependable, honest staff in the world. But if they’re not meeting productivity goals, you’ve got a problem. On the flip side, if your staff consistently meets – or beats – expectations, then you need to make sure they know just how grateful you are for their hard work.
Need Help Hiring “Keepers?”
If the signs above sound totally unfamiliar, perhaps it’s time to start hiring some “keepers.” If you need help, give Peoplelink a call. As a leading staffing agency with over 25 years of experience, we have the connections and proven methodologies in place to help you find and hire the talent you need. Contact us today to learn more.