Top 20 Qualities of a Good Employee

A Good EmployeeAs an automotive dealer, if you see potential for a good employee during a job interview, don’t let that person leave until they agree to come to work for you! Even if they lack knowledge, it’s OK – that stuff can be learned, and a good employee will do their best to quickly pick things up. Instead, you look for specific qualities from new hires.


By knowing and recognizing many of them, you’ll be well-equipped to make the right decisions when it comes to acquiring talented personnel for your dealership. Here are some of the things to look for; 20 in all. Keep these in mind as you go through the interview process, and you’ll be glad you did.


What Makes a Good Employee?

A good employee uses all available resources to get the job done right.

A good employee knows what is expected of him/her.

A good employee accepts change willingly, and helps others do the same.

A good employee is interested in helping others succeed.

A good employee shares ideas with others.

A good employee listens to others’ ideas.

A good employee proactively alerts management of potential issues.

A good employee knows when (and when not to) ask for help.

A good employee always is in control of his/her emotions.

A good employee can deal with negative situations in a positive manner.

A good employee is a problem solver.

A good employee is dependable and always on time.

A good employee is self-motivated.

A good employee is honest and ethical.

A good employee doesn’t gossip.

A good employee is always eager to learn new things.

A good employee handles criticism well.

A good employee is goal-oriented.

A good employee is always positive, and driven to do his/her best.

A good employee is someone who represents your dealership well.


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