What’s the Most Important Quality of an Employee?
By Keaton Turner
Honesty, work ethic, attitude, and talent are all important qualities, but for us it comes down to loyalty. There is something special when you know an employee has bought into your team vision 100%, and is a solid member of the family for the long haul ― through good and bad.
There is no easy way around the fact that our industry has a high turnover rate. People are always looking to make an extra dollar or two somewhere else. Our culture and leadership has to be different in order to keep talented young workers on our team. Experience can be learned, trust can be developed, and work ethic can be taught ― but loyalty is different. It’s more elusive. It’s extremely valuable, but it’s too often overlooked, and even taken advantage of by many company leaders.
You will never see our team members get salty because someone leaves our group for a better opportunity. Frequent travel, long hours, and late nights aren’t for everyone. But we are striving every day to take care of our employees and promote from within. We know some of our young people will develop their skills and become talented project managers before they even turn 30. We are blessed to have our loyal team members, and can’t wait to keep adding more!