What Makes a Great Employee?
February 21, 2012 by T.M. Camp
"Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers... they possess a wide range of easily-defined — but hard to find — qualities. A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance."
This article at Inc.com walks through 8 key qualities that sets a great employee apart from all the rest. Even though we might not agree with every single point the author makes, it's worth taking a look whether you're looking at new recruits or evaluating the people already on your team.
If there's one word that lies at the heart of our hiring process here at Gazillion & One, it's the word "fit" — it doesn't matter how experienced or qualified you are, how well you know your stuff, if you don't fit with the values, process, and culture of our company then we'll never find common ground. At the end of the day, it's all about how well we all fit together to become greater than the sum of our parts.