Monday, April 4, 2016

Top qualities of an ideal U.A.E Employee

In this article, give you an in-depth look at top qualities of a great employee. With respect to a person’s basic character, things are not so easy. No need to put the whole emphasis on personality but do give it a heavy weight when picking the best from the pack. In a recent survey by leading recruitment website reveals following qualities require for an ideal employee in U.A.E

1. Team player: Teams are created for several reasons. They may need to deliver a one-time project, or work together on an ongoing basis. Either way, if you take advantage of a group's collective energy and creativity, the team can accomplish much more in less time. 49 per cent of the surveyed UAE companies desired someone who would work well in a team as the most desired quality. These companies said that they value team-players first and foremost.

2. Bilingual communication skills: Many scientific studies have found that people who can speak more than one language enhance the workplace for others, as these individuals are often skilled multitask with impressive communication skills. Being able to communicate well in Arabic as well as English came at a close-second as a desired skill with 46 per cent of the employers listing it as an ideal skill for a new hire.

3. Efficiency: It is easy for employers to fall into the trap of believing that pressuring employees to work harder and faster creates the most effective results when it comes to efficiency and productivity, but that may not be the case. Employees are often more effective when they do not have to operate under high stress and hectic work/life schedules.Productivity and efficiency were highly desired by 41 per cent of the respondents.

4. Leadership skills: Employees are evaluating and forming opinions about the leaders in their company just as much as employers are evaluating the employees. As great as the work may be, if there isn't a strong leader in place employees are going to leave to look for a better environment; thus hurting the business as a whole.  Leadership skills are not aplenty in job-seekers and 40 per cent of the respondents feel that new hires should have this skill.

5. English communication skills: Communication skills are essential no matter where or who you are.  However, successful communication within a workplace can determine whether a business, company, or individual is successful or not.  If communication should break down, things such as efficiency, requirements, and morale can easily fail. UAE with its international culture values good communication ability in English and 39 per cent of the respondents believe that this skill is an absolute requirement in a new hire.

6. Ability to work under pressure: All jobs involve some degree of pressure, whether it’s hitting targets, working to deadlines or managing a lot of different tasks at once. Having the ability to work to the best of your ability while under considerable pressure is something that all employers look for. Stress and pressure is common at most workplaces and the ability to maintain a cool head is much valued by 39 per cent of employers in the UAE.

7. Good negotiation skills: Negotiation skills include being well prepared, showing patience, maintaining integrity, avoiding the presumption of evil, controlling our emotions, understanding the role of time pressures, breaking down bigger issues into smaller ones, avoiding threats and manipulative tactics, focusing first on the problem rather than on the solution, seeking for interest-based decisions, and rejecting weak solutions. Business deals are all about the right kind of persuasion and that comes with team members who have good negotiation skills. 35 per cent of employers feel that this is a must-have.

8. Passion or ability to make a difference: Do you use your talents, knowledge and passion to inspire and help others? Begin with gratitude. Reinvent yourself. Everyone can find their passion and do what they want to do. Whether it’s helping someone, inspiring people or making a difference in the lives of others, you can do it. Be grateful for what you have. Not for the material things, but the lessons learned in life, the adversity that made you grow stronger, and the continual falls that brought you to the road of success
Taking initiative to bring about positive change is a quality found in few. This ability can help companies grow and expand in new directions. 35 per cent of the employers want their new hire to have this skill.

9. Ability to take on challenges: Believing in your ability to succeed is enormously helpful for creating and sustaining your motivation. But whatever you do, don’t underestimate how difficult it will be to reach your goal. Most goals worth achieving require time, planning, effort, and persistence.  It takes responsibility and a streak of risk-taking to be able to take on challenges at the work place. For the employee, this skill means growth opportunities and 35 per cent of UAE employers feel that new employees should be able to take on challenges.

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