It’s not unusual for small business owners to act as their own CEO, human resource manager, IT professional, salesperson and customer service representative. While wearing all of the hats in the beginning may make sense, your business will eventually need employees to grow. But what employees are really necessary?

The title of your employee doesn’t matter as much as their character. Giving the right title to the wrong person will be a mistake. Hiring the right person for the job is what should be foremost in your mind. Here are five characteristics to look for during your search to find the employees your business needs.

 

1. Dedicated

The person you hire should be dedicated to your mission and their place in your business.

 

2. Good Attitude

A negative employee will bring down the entire culture of your company. Look for someone who views mistakes as learning opportunities rather than setbacks.

 

3. Dependable

You don’t want to have to babysit your employees. You want someone who is reliable and won’t have you constantly wondering if they are going to get the job done or, worse, even show up.

 

4. Driven

Being forced to give someone constant direction is something you don’t have time for. You want an employee who is self-motivated.

 

5. Team Player

There are some people in this world that quite simply work better as an individual. While these people are necessary, they may not be what is needed in your company. Instead, chances are that a team-oriented individual who can work well with others is in your best interests.

If you need assistance in finding the employees your business needs, reach out to our team. We can help take the frustration out of staffing your office.