employment The Best Qualities in an Employee  

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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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249 15
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Trustworthy

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2
251 19
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Hard Working

3
152 12
Positive Attitude is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
FHC313 added Positive Attitude

4
183 27
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Intelligent

5
231 20
Self Motivated is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Self Motivated

6
219 15
Problem Solver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Problem Solver

7
170 31
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Loyal

8
163 24
Focused is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Focused

9
143 36
Team Player is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Team Player

10
190 31
Good Communicator is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Communicator

11
164 22
Motivated is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Motivated

12
139 31
Careful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Careful

13
102 8
Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
JimTadlock added Common Sense

14
130 29
Good Organizational Skills is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Organizational Skills

15
125 31
Detail Oriented is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Detail Oriented

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127 24
Patient is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Patient

17
122 24
Confident is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Confident

18
124 26
Calm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Calm

19
142 37
Punctual is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Punctual

20
143 28
Creative is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Creative

21
103 39
Easy Going is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Easy Going

22
90 36
Ranker Video
Sundar added Enthusiastic Sundar Natarajan

23
122 28
Clean is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Clean

24
51 7
Has Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Has Common Sense

25
42 4
Listens Well is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Listens Well

26
47 9
Competence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Competence

27
85 51
Well Groomed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Well Groomed

28
28 3
Customer Friendly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
ColinBoddy added Customer Friendly

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78 48
Social is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Social

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30
46 5
Diligent is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
CharlotteChadwick added Diligent

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42 10
Nice Person (not Mean or Bitch... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
serifs added Nice Person (not Mean or Bitchy)

32
57 9
Doesn't Spread Rumors or G... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
CharlotteChadwick added Doesn't Spread Rumors or Gossip

33
104 22
Speaks Clearly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Speaks Clearly

34
83 41
Leader is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Leader

35
79 39
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Fiscally Responsible

36
80 42
Doesn't Complain is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Doesn't Complain

37
32 8
Character is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee

38
33 5
Professional is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
GustavoMelo added Professional

39
49 17
Clean is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Clean

40
99 33
Happy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Happy

41
85 31
Inventive is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Inventive

42
23 11
Walk His/Her Talk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Walk His/Her Talk

43
72 29
Strategic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Strategic

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44
20 12
Project Manager is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee

45
56 55
Competitive is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Competitive

46
36 29
Brave is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Brave

47
15 30
Thrifty is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Thrifty

48
16 34
Politically Liberal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
ravi2 added Politically Liberal

49
23 45
Politically Conservative is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
ravi2 added Politically Conservative

50
0 3
Happy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee