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Old 04-22-2014, 09:32 AM
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In your professional experience, what makes a good employee a good employee?
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:39 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Attention to detail
Work Ethic (punctual, positive attitude to working, calling in sick only when really sick, not goofing off)
Flexible, willingness to accept additional assignments without complaint
Cheerful and respectful personality, gets along with others
Creative
Takes initiative
Analytical, good problem solver
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:45 AM
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Attention to detail
Work Ethic (punctual, positive attitude to working, calling in sick only when really sick, not goofing off)
Flexible, willingness to accept additional assignments without complaint
Cheerful and respectful personality, gets along with others
Creative
Takes initiative
Analytical, good problem solver
What about communication? Say if they create a new streamlined way of doing things, would it be important to share that process? If so, would it be best to approach the boss first and then host a meeting, or the other way around?
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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Shows up on time, does their job and doesn't gossip or stir the pot.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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A person who says yes rather than no. If a person refuses to do something, claims that it not in their job description, or complains that X should be doing this, it causes problems and more work for everybody.

A good work ethic is essential. They must show up on time and get their job done.

Adaptable and willing to adjust as circumstances require.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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What about communication? Say if they create a new streamlined way of doing things, would it be important to share that process? If so, would it be best to approach the boss first and then host a meeting, or the other way around?
Yes.. And you should loop your boss in and find out how HE/SHE wants that communicated (if they do).

And not to belabor the points others made, but, I like people that don't stew on things when they don't go their way. In my group, we might vent (in fact, I encourage it sometimes), but, we move on and do what we got to do. I really stress the fact that if we mess up, we mess up as a group, so, we all need to work together and have each others backs.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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What about communication? Say if they create a new streamlined way of doing things, would it be important to share that process? If so, would it be best to approach the boss first and then host a meeting, or the other way around?
It would depend on the boss. Most good employees will know how open their boss is to suggestions. Some supervisors/managers know everything and will not accept suggestions or will listen but then just dismiss it.
Others will solicit and welcome suggestions especially as relates to process improvement. I have the final decision but when a process is boggling down and needs work I will have a workshop with all involved to brainstorm, then analyze systematically and come up with recommendations that I can discus with them for potential problems before implementation.
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:59 AM
 
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Not threatening phony discrimination lawsuits whenever something does not go their way.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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Shows up on time, does their job and doesn't gossip or stir the pot.
^^ This.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:27 AM
 
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Well let's see, I am:
smart
detailed
attuned
hard worker
who goes out of my way to make it right
someone who gets it done quickly and correctly and consistently

he he
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