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List of good employee traits, including characteristics that make bosses happy and good qualities in an employee. Good characteristics of an employee tend to match up with many of the top qualities in a person, with a few more career focused traits. If you're asking the question "what do employers look for in a good employee" or wondering how to become a good employee this is the place to be.

The best candidates for jobs tend to have many of the same skills including self-motivation, loyalty, leadership, and a good work ethic. All of these personality traits employers look for are paramount in obtaining a job and later getting a raise or a promotion. Making sure your employer knows you have the best skills for a job is important, but knowing what the top skills for a career are is just as paramount.

What are the best qualities in an employee? What do employers look for in potential employees? Some of these questions should be answered with this crowd ranked list of the top qualities in employees, voted on by employers and employees alike. If you don't see the qualities employers look for on this list of the greatest qualities in an employee, make sure to add them so others will know what the top traits for employees really are.
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237 12
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Trustworthy

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2
237 18
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Hard Working

3
140 9
Positive Attitude is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
FHC313 added Positive Attitude

4
219 17
Self Motivated is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Self Motivated

5
172 24
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Intelligent

6
206 14
Problem Solver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Problem Solver

7
159 28
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Loyal

8
152 21
Focused is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Focused

9
182 27
Good Communicator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Communicator

10
133 32
Team Player is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Team Player

11
152 20
Motivated is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Motivated

12
133 25
Careful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Careful

13
91 6
Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
JimTadlock added Common Sense

14
123 25
Good Organizational Skills is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Organizational Skills

15
47 3
Has Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Has Common Sense

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16
115 30
Detail Oriented is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Detail Oriented

17
121 22
Patient is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Patient

18
114 22
Confident is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Confident

19
117 24
Calm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Calm

20
135 35
Punctual is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Punctual

21
97 36
Easy Going is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Easy Going

22
37 2
Listens Well is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Listens Well

23
135 28
Creative is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Creative

24
86 33
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Sundar added Enthusiastic Sundar Natarajan

25
116 28
Clean is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Clean

26
43 6
Competence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Competence

27
82 46
Well Groomed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Well Groomed

28
24 2
Customer Friendly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
ColinBoddy added Customer Friendly

29
75 45
Social is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Social

Soft Skills That Are Important for Success The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

30
95 31
Happy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Happy

31
40 4
Diligent is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
CharlotteChadwick added Diligent

32
39 8
Nice Person (not Mean or Bitch... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
serifs added Nice Person (not Mean or Bitchy)

33
52 8
Doesn't Spread Rumors or G... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
CharlotteChadwick added Doesn't Spread Rumors or Gossip

34
98 22
Speaks Clearly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Speaks Clearly

35
80 39
Leader is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Leader

36
77 37
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Fiscally Responsible

37
31 4
Professional is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
GustavoMelo added Professional

38
78 41
Doesn't Complain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Doesn't Complain

39
30 7
Character is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee

40
48 16
Clean is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Clean

41
83 30
Inventive is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Inventive

42
71 28
Strategic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Strategic

43
19 11
Project Manager is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee

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44
19 11
Walk His/Her Talk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Walk His/Her Talk

45
36 28
Brave is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Brave

46
55 54
Competitive is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Competitive

47
14 29
Thrifty is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Thrifty

48
15 31
Politically Liberal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
ravi2 added Politically Liberal

49
22 41
Politically Conservative is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
ravi2 added Politically Conservative

50
5 21
Hung is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
GilLerat added Hung