The following are the qualities employers look for in new employees:
- Employees who know their strengths
- Who are able to think properly
- Ability to solve problems
- Employees who have ambition
- Who are proactive
- Employees willing to learn new things
- Goal oriented
- Team player
- Passion for what they do
- Self – motivated
- Ability to work under pressure
- Computer Literacy
Employees That Know Their Strengths
One of the qualities employers look for in new employees is those who employees that know their strengths. In order words, they need employees who know what they can do best at any time. Employers look for new hires that are passionate and proud of what the work they do.
Qualities: Ability To Think Properly
Another quality employers of labor look for in new employees is employees who are great thinkers. In addition to that, employers look for employees who should be able to think properly without waiting for management to think for them. They look for employees who are always concerned about setting high track records of achievements in the workplace.
Furthermore, resources managers seek for employees who are creative and innovative. They look for employees who can, some times, do extra-ordinary things to achieve extra-ordinary results for their employers.
Qualities: Ability to solve problems
Ability to solve most common business related problems is one of the qualities employers look for in new hires.
Furthermore, they also need employees who should be able to see problems coming and can take the necessary actions to prevent problems from occurring. Employers look for employees who that it is cheaper to prevent problems than to solve problems. Related: How To Prevent Small Business Failure
Qualities: Have Ambition
Still another quality employers look for in new employees is employees who are ambition. Human resources managers need employees who are ambitious to create good records of achievements for their employers.
For example, they need employees who would stay with them on long term basis. They need employees who should develop their career while working for their companies.
A typical example is the former Nigerian Head of State, Chief Earnest Shonekan who rose from the post of messenger to the post of Chairman, United Africa Company (UAC).
Qualities: Proactive Employees
Yet another quality human resources managers look for in new employees is the ability of an employee to look far enough into the future. They look for employees who should be able to identify likely future problems and work out tentative solutions to them.
Furthermore, Employers look out for employees who will not take chances and allow things to go wrong before crying out to management for help.
Willingness to Learn New Things
One of the qualities employers look for in new employees is employees who know that it is people that make things happen. They also look out for employees who believe that learning is a continuous process.
Therefore, human resources managers look out for people who are willing to learn new things that could improve the fortunes of their companies. In addition, they need employees who can think differently and achieve great results.
For example, a fresh university graduate might have all the good theories in any particular field. But he may not have all the practical knowledge required to produce the kind of results companies need. This is where learning comes in.
Goal oriented employees
An important quality employers of labor look for in new employees is employees who set goals and achieve their goals.
After all, companies are always setting goals. So organizing and running a company is all about setting achievable goals that should move their business forward.
Qualities: Team Players
I have heard it said more than twice before that unity is strength. Based on this statement, human resources managers are always seeking for team players.
In other words, they look for employees who can tactically use other employees to achieve great results for their companies.
Therefore, they need employees with good interpersonal skills. They need employees who are good mixers; that is, ability to flow well with both high and low in their companies.
Most importantly, human resources managers need honest employees to whom they can entrust the resources of their companies: men, money and materials.
Employers are not interested in employees who will pretend to be working only when they see their boss coming to their duty posts.
Great Passion for what they do
An important quality human resources managers need is employees who should be passionate in whatever they do. In other words, they need employees who should be interested enough in their work to get out of bed at 4.00 am.
In many African countries, some workers believe in collecting monthly salaries for doing little or nothing in their workplaces. These set people are not what employers of labor need.
Almost all employers of labor look for employees who should be self-motivated. They do not need employees who need to be flogged like a horse before they work.
Furthermore, they need employees who believe that interest drives determination and that determination is the key to success.
Therefore, they need people with drive, determination, discipline and commitment to help their businesses move forward.
Ability To Work Under Pressure
Human resources manager know that company work is not like government work.. Therefore, human resources managers look for people who should work hard enough to earn their salaries and still leave something for the business to grow.
Qualities: Computer Literacy
Employers of labor expect at least their middle and top level personnel to be computer literate. For example, a knowledge of excel spread sheet is a skill most employers of labor expect from certain category of their employees. Do not forget that computer makes the world go round.
In conclusion, therefore, if you must remain relevant and marketable in the labor market, you should continually update your skills.