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Is Your Employee Promotable?

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You probably wouldn’t be where you are professionally if it weren’t for an attentive boss who took an interest and recognized your special talents. Now it’s time to pass that favor along by recognizing and cultivating talent among your own employees. Here’s how:

1. Look for the employee who successfully completes complex and ambiguous challenges without extensive supervision. This is a person who will volunteer to lend a hand and get it right the first time.

2.Identify the individual who arrives on time, gets to work right away, talks less and listens more. This employee avoids office gossip and instead builds relationships within the department and organization.

3. Seek out the worker who demonstrates leadership among peers and in the community. This person mentors new employees without you having to ask. He or she keeps other people on track and manages projects without a management title. When praised, this person will deflect attention and credit others.

4. Recognize the person who accepts feedback and constructive criticism. This individual looks at failures as opportunities and is always looking for a new challenge. Despite adversity or difficulty, an effort is always made to find a workable solution.

5. Discover the employee who demonstrates a passion for the job. This person loves to learn and is always looking for better ways to do things. He or she takes ownership, promotes teamwork within the company, exemplifies the image you wish your company to project, treats customers and co-workers with respect and always acts professionally.

An employee who shows most or all of these traits demonstrates the emotional intelligence, professionalism and maturity necessary to take on a greater level of responsibility. You will do yourself and your organization credit by recognizing and grooming this individual for a leadership position. 




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