In today’s world, it’s important for employers to make the right hire. But which qualities should trucking companies hiring look for in a candidate?
Career website HR Bartender says the best employees share certain qualities that set them apart from the pack. The next time you interview a candidate for one of your CDL trucking jobs, see if they exhibit any of these exceptional traits, demonstrating a high-performing trucker.
1.They have their own system.
Whether it’s a morning routine, a mindfulness ritual or a journal, high-performing employees have their own way of staying grounded and organized. It helps them stay focused on what’s important so they can perform.
2. They listen to others–for feedback, suggestions and proven strategies.
High-performing employees take in information. It could be feedback on their performance or a tip from a speaker during a conference.
3. They hold themselves accountable.
Always focused on quality, high-performing employees keep their word. If, for whatever reason, they cannot deliver, they renegotiate the deliverable. People who work with high performers know exactly what to expect.
4. They are focused on the positive.
This isn’t to say that everything around them is always positive. But when given a choice between celebration or cynicism, they find a way to look on the bright side. This outlook helps high-performing employees stay engaged with their work.
5. They will accept a challenge and often don’t need to be told to do things.
High-performing employees are willing to take on tough tasks. They are ready to solve problems. Many times, they are the employees bringing you the problem and the solution.
6. They set short-term goals and stretch goals.
High-performing employees set goals for themselves in addition to the goals the company sets for them. They look for opportunities to exceed expectations.
7. They learn from their mistakes.
Speaking of accomplishments, high-performing employees don’t always achieve their goals. But they do use those moments to reflect and learn from the situation. They don’t view it as failure. It’s an opportunity (see Habit #4).
8. They know how to manage their time.
This ties into Habit #1. High-performing employees are able to perform at a high level because they understand their personal working style and know how to get things done. This includes saying “no” at times so they don’t disappoint.
9. They’re committed to their own personal development.
High performers are not complacent when it comes to new skills. They learn something every single day. They understand that learning takes place in small iterations.
10. They’re highly engaged and willing to commit to the organization.
Several of these habits point to an individual who is happily engaged with their work and the company around them. They perform at a high level because the organization is invested in their success.
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