5 Things Employers Want to See From Their Employees

5 Things Employers Want to See From Their Employees

5 Things Employers Want to See From Their Employees

There are always expectations that come with every job. Employers manage these expectations so that employees don’t only perform at their best but also ensure long-term company goals are met. Managing expectations can be tough but if everyone is in-sync with each other then there is no excuse for the company to achieve sustainable success. Here are five things employers always want to see from their employees:

1. Positive and hardworking attitude

If there are two traits that employers want to see from their employees on a daily basis, it’s having a positive and hardworking attitude. Even if the employee is highly skilled but always exudes a negative attitude towards the job, then it doesn’t help the company in any way. At the end of the day, every company needs employees who are optimistic and are committed to finishing tasks on time. 

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Although it’s a fact that employees can’t stay happy every single day especially when they’re dealing with personal problems outside of work, a negative mindset should never be brought to the workplace. But if problems prove to be too much, this is where human resource managers and counselors need to come in to assist struggling employees. The faster employees set aside issues, the easier they can be reintegrated back into their usual work schedule.

2. Commitment to the company

Commitment doesn’t only relate to finishing tasks on time but also having a sense of loyalty to the company. Employers oftentimes go through a tedious process of screening and recruiting new employees and the last thing they want to happen is to see those employees file their resignations a few months after getting hired. Usually, the best scenario for employers is to hold on to their workers for at least one to two years. 

Commitment is a two-way street and should always be a key factor in employer and employee engagement. Employers can’t expect the retain employees if they provide difficult working conditions such as a dirty office or substandard work equipment. In contrast, employees should always follow employee expectations set by their superiors, specifically doing their part to stay focused on the job and not participate in illegal activities or other activities strictly prohibited by the company.   

3. Good relations with other colleagues

Whether it be working with a hundred people or less than five employees, employers always like to see camaraderie in the workplace at all times. Even though everyone doesn’t necessarily get along on a personal level, a high level of professionalism should still be maintained. Job satisfaction and efficiency improve tremendously if workers have good relationships with their colleagues. 

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As much as employers want to maintain professionalism in the workplace, they also have the responsibility of ensuring toxic employees don’t get away with initiating conflicts between team members. These types of employees are essentially troublemakers and will do anything to ensure their faults never get noticed by superiors. Employers should weed out toxic workers as soon as possible, even if these employees hold high positions in the company. Imposing heavy punishment for these types of employees has always been one of the most common retention strategies to ensure productive and hardworking workers don’t look for other jobs.  

4. Good relations with clients

Employers don’t only want their employees to work well with each other but also maintain relationships with clients, customers, and other stakeholders. After all, businesses cater their entire operations to clients and constantly address all of their needs on a regular basis. Businesses also rely on existing clients to grow their presence and eventually expand to different industries. If clients are continually dissatisfied, it won’t be long before the company goes bankrupt.  

Since employers want to ensure that the need of every client is addressed quickly, they usually create policies so that employees will be better equipped in handling all sorts of customer complaints and issues. Employers also have the power to reprimand or even suspend employees who engage in arguments with clients. The customer may not always be right all the time but employees who argue with customers never present a good image for the company and negatively affects employer branding. As previously mentioned, clients and customers hold the power if they want to see a company succeed or fail.   

5. Ambitious and goal-oriented

Employers love employees who are ambitious and goal-oriented. These employees are usually the top performers in their respective departments or teams as well as the ones usually called upon by top management whenever special projects need to be accomplished. Since these employees are consistent performers, they are usually the ones being recommended for job promotions to higher positions in the company.

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Although it’s true that not everyone possesses these kinds of traits, it’s the job of employers to motivate their employees to strive for big things. Every company is geared towards a specific goal and it can only be achieved if employees are driven and passionate about their work. Constant motivation will eventually change the mindset of employees, resulting in a better work rate and even a possible promotion in the future. Additionally, employees can also significantly improve their portfolios (hard and soft skills) which they can use if they decide to switch careers.   

In closing

There are always expectations that need to be attained in the workplace. And it’s the responsibility of employers to ensure their workers meet these job expectations so that operations will flow smoothly and company goals are achieved at the soonest time possible.