As employees looking to get hired and stay that way, there are certain qualities that you’ll want to make sure you have beyond just what’s in the standard employee handbook. An employer is looking for certain things, and you should create a mental employee handbook of your own to be the best you can be. One of the advantages of working with a staffing agency such as Josephine’s Professional Staffing is that the temporary status of the workers they provide allows you to try each other out before you hire long-term workers.
Show InitiativeNo matter where employees are on the corporate food chain, the quickest way to earn yourself recognition, praise or even a promotion is to take the initiative. Do things that need to be done, even if they’re not in your personal job description. Work ahead and complete your work weeks or at least days in advance so that you can help out other team members when things get hectic. If you see an opportunity for some new policy or product, alert your superiors and get to work. Managers love to see their employees taking charge and stepping up.
Employers like honest and straightforward employees under their control. If you do wrong, simply admit it without giving excuses. They’ll prefer your blunt honesty to any dances around the truth, and they’ll believe you when you say it won’t happen again. If you say you’re going to do something, do it as soon as possible, preferably before it needs to be done. Punctuality is important, and it’s one of the marks of a good worker to do exactly what you’re supposed to do, exactly when you’re supposed to do it.
Not only should you be willing to learn new things outside of the employee handbook, you should be actively seeking out the ways to learn them. Ask your managers or other employees to show you how they do their job. Ask others if they have better or different ideas for how to do your tasks, so you can incorporate them into your daily routine. Showing an active interest in bettering yourself for the good of your company is one of the best ways to display your loyalty to the business and willingness to work for them.
Being a good worker and reaching outside of the employee handbook isn’t difficult, but it requires dedication. If you demonstrate your drive, you’ll be on the road to secured employment in no time! If you’d like to learn more about being a better employee or would like to demonstrate your skills, don’t hesitate to contact Josephine’s Professional Staffing today at 408.943.0111 to help you get placed!
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