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Recruiting: 8 Qualities Your Best Employees Should Have. Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers... they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.

Recruiting: 8 Qualities Your Best Employees Should Have

A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance. Here are eight qualities of remarkable employees: 7 Cool Resumes We Found On Pinterest. The Spinoff Report - Corporate Spin Offs and Demergers.

Inbound Writer: Create Content That Matters. Prepare for Sales Calls And Don't Waste Prospects' Time. "Metal Mafia, this is Vanessa.

Prepare for Sales Calls And Don't Waste Prospects' Time

Can I help you? " A woman on the other end of the line, with whom I have never before spoken responds, "Hi! How are you? " I say nothing, already chaffed at having my time wasted with questions not germane to the purpose for her call. "My name is Gina," she continues, "and I am going to be in your area on November 3rd to evaluate your liability insurance needs. Why It's Hard To Fill Sales Jobs. When I mention the word 'sales' to most people, it conjures up the idea of smarmy used car salesmen pushing shoddy cars or annoying telemarketers interrupting dinner to pitch services no one wants to buy.

Why It's Hard To Fill Sales Jobs

As a business owner, this is a huge problem for me. My company is currently hiring in-house sales reps for our telephone sales team. Our salary and commission structure is attractive, and we offer great benefits like health insurance (fully paid by the company) and a 401(k) program—benefits which are not always available at small companies. When I posted my sales job openings earlier this month, I was really hopeful that we would get a lot of good applications, especially considering the current high unemployment rate. Why Your Next Hire Should Be Like Lisbeth Salander. For anyone who hasn't read the Stieg Larsson book, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, or seen the film, the main character, Lisbeth Salander is incredibly bright, talented, and enterprising—and also totally covered in tattoos and piercings.

Why Your Next Hire Should Be Like Lisbeth Salander

The fact that Lisbeth's character has piercings and tattoos is meant to show her as different and weird, and outside the mainstream. I wonder, however, if that depiction of people with body art is really correct in this day and age.