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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272 20
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Trustworthy

2
275 21
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Hard Working

3
173 15
Positive Attitude is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
FHC313 added Positive Attitude

4
199 33
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Intelligent

5
247 25
Self Motivated is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Self Motivated

6
244 17
Problem Solver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Problem Solver

7
185 39
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Loyal

8
185 27
Focused is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Focused

9
209 34
Good Communicator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Communicator

10
157 42
Team Player is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Team Player

11
179 24
Motivated is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Motivated

12
123 10
Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
JimTadlock added Common Sense

13
151 36
Careful is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Careful

14
141 33
Good Organizational Skills is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Organizational Skills

The Worst Traits for an Employee

15
138 34
Detail Oriented is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Detail Oriented

16
140 28
Patient is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Patient

17
134 26
Confident is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Confident

18
155 40
Punctual is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Punctual

19
68 7
Has Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Has Common Sense

20
135 31
Calm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Calm

21
115 42
Easy Going is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Easy Going

How to Get a Girl to Like You

22
154 31
Creative is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Creative

23
102 38
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Sundar added Enthusiastic Sundar Natarajan

24
138 29
Clean is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Clean

25
56 5
Listens Well is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Listens Well

26
58 11
Competence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Competence

27
94 55
Well Groomed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Well Groomed

28
86 53
Social is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Social

Soft Skills That Are Important for Success

29
58 7
Diligent is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
CharlotteChadwick added Diligent

30
52 15
Nice Person (not Mean or Bitch... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
serifs added Nice Person (not Mean or Bitchy)

31
40 5
Customer Friendly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Customer Friendly

32
68 15
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
116 24
Speaks Clearly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Speaks Clearly

34
96 43
Leader is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Leader

35
44 6
Professional is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
GustavoMelo added Professional

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36
88 43
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Fiscally Responsible

37
41 12
Character is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee

38
59 19
Clean is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Clean

39
86 47
Doesn't Complain is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Doesn't Complain

40
107 37
Happy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Happy

41
33 14
Walk His/Her Talk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Walk His/Her Talk

42
93 34
Inventive is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Inventive

The Most Interesting Jobs in the World

43
79 33
Strategic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Strategic

44
24 19
Project Manager is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee

45
63 60
Competitive is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Competitive

46
42 35
Brave is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Brave

47
8 7
Happy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee

48
21 37
Thrifty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Thrifty

49
19 45
Politically Liberal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
ravi2 added Politically Liberal

50
22 49
Reverent is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Reverent