COMMUNICATION SKILLS – The ability to communicate effectively – both verbally and in writing – is both essential and rare. Those with strong communication skills are in high demand, regardless of the job or industry. You need to be able to communicate successfully with employees, managers, and customers in person, online, in writing, and/or over the phone.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS – Interpersonal skills, also known as people skills, are the skills you use to interact and engage with others. Many are hired quickly based purely on their ability to connect with people. Interpersonal skills can (at times) trump the other skills employers are seeking, so be sure yours are up to par.
TEAMWORK – Regardless of the job, employers want to hire people that are team players – people that are cooperative and work well with others. They don’t want employees that are difficult to work with. When you are interviewing, be sure to share examples of how you worked well on a team. Your level of teamwork indicates your ability to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of people.
POSITIVE ATTITUDE – Attitude may not be everything, but it’s extremely valuable. Employers want employees that are positive even in stressful and challenging circumstances. Positivity denotes your level of resilience. Employers want to hire applicants with a “can do” attitude that are flexible, dedicated, and willing to contribute extra effort to get the job done in the face of challenges.
ANALYTICAL SKILLS – Employees need to be able to confront a problem, think it through, and decisively apply solutions. These are known as analytical skills. The level of analytical skills required will vary, depending on the job and the industry. Closely aligned with analytical skills, employees are expected to organize, plan, and prioritize effectively.
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John recommends the following next steps:
I am not an expert in your field but I will try answering your question. To encourage is to become a model to them. Think of things that you wanted to achieve in your office. If you want change, you start to introduce change to your employees, it could be of encouraging them to share their ideas by sharing your ideas, discuss this with them and enlighten them with your knowledge. You must give them a chance to incorporate your idea with theirs and then meet them half way. By recognizing their abilities, skills, and knowledge you are giving them a sense of importance and that they are a part of your organization not just an employee who works every day. To lead is to give a good example and use it. There is no stupid ideas, as long as it shows respect. That’s the start of your being a leader. As a leader be lenient but firm, there must be a boundary between employee and a boss. However, show them that despite of your position, you are approachable. This way, they can openly discuss issues with you if it arise. And I would think that being neutral with them with less or no favoritism at all. The rule I would leave here with you is follow the golden rule. And you’d never be wrong. When you have no doubt of your decision, I am sure you are in the right direction.
Usually, when the candidate onboard, we would offer on the job training to the candidate. On one hand, there is company instructor led or etraining available for the new joiners to let them understand the business or company policy. On the other hand, a mentor would be assigned to help the new joiner to understand the corporate culture and practice. It can help them to adapt for the environment quickly.
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