Check out the results from a 2013 poll, featuring the opinions of over 500 international cross-industry professionals, who were asked what traits they valued most in an ideal employee. Over half those polled worked in significant leadership roles.
Does anyone else find it really odd that even cultural alignment beat out skills?
The interesting thing about this study is that it wasn’t just retail, sales, and marketing professionals that participated.
Other industries where, in my opinion, personality should hold much less sway in a hiring decision like manufacturing, tech, and public sector jobs were also polled. Public sector? I’m sure there are more than a few of you out there having a good laugh about that one. Perhaps government employees start out with a great personality, but…
Anyhow, please share your thoughts, be you an aspiring “ideal employee” in your given industry, hiring manager, private business owner, etc.