But what, exactly, does that look like? What employee characteristics should you be looking for during the hiring process?
Or, in other words, what makes a good employee?
Here is a list of qualities you should look for to make sure that the people you hire are ultimately the kind of people that will elevate your team, your company culture, and your organization as a whole:
A good employee is reliable
When you hire an employee, you need to trust that they’ll show up to work each day present, focused, and ready to get the job done.
That’s why reliability is such an important characteristic to look for in an employee. Even if an employee is qualified, talented, and easy to be around, if they’re not reliable, they’re not going to be successful in their role—and their lack of reliability can ultimately hurt your small business in the form of tardiness, absenteeism, and other issues.