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Hiring for Attitude Positive and Enthusiastic Attitude
Attitude “A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You aren’t going to get anywhere until you change it. ” ~ Author Unknown
What is a positive and enthusiastic attitude? • When a person shows good feelings or excitement about doing something. Attitude • Feels favorable or good about things and outcomes.
Why is a positive and enthusiastic attitude important? Attitude Essential for: 1. Obtaining a job. 2. Succeeding at work.
Do employers really hire for attitude? Attitude • Employers carefully look for candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm. • They want workers that are excited to work, upbeat, and cooperative. FACT: Attitude is so important to employers that they would rather hire a less experienced or less skilled person who has a positive attitude over a more skilled worker with a poor attitude.
Why is attitude often more important for employers than skills? üEmployers understand that an attitude is a way of thinking and a habit that is very difficult to change. üIt takes time and intensive work to change a person’s attitude Attitude Former Southwest Airlines CEO said, “We can change skill levels through training, but we can’t change attitude. ”
Why do many of the most desirable companies to work for hire for attitude? • Companies are aware that employees that have a positive attitude are responsible for making them successful. • Workers with a good attitude are more productive and do a better a job. • A good attitude spreads and is contagious Attitude • It lifts energy and spirit. Employees that struggle to maintain a positive attitude in these and similar companies are often FIRED.
Why does a positive and enthusiastic attitude stimulate success? • Enthusiasm acts as a fuel for an inner fire that brings about success. • People enjoy being and working with people with a positive attitude • The key reason why half of all new employees fail in the first 18 month is because of a bad attitude Attitude “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm” The Great American Writer and Philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson
How is a positive and enthusiastic attitude shown at work? Attitude q. Happy to be working and proud of their job. q. Greets people with a smile and compliments others. q. Doesn’t complain even when things become tough or difficult. q. Takes the initiative. q. A team player. q. Motives others with positive encouragement. ***When problems arises, a positive person doesn’t dwell on the problem or waste time complaining about it. Instead, they find ways to solve or fix it.
Attitude How does one develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude at work? • IT IS A CHOICE. • Every day, you will need to make a decision, are you going to be an employee that is positive and enthusiastic or are you going to be an employee that doesn’t care and is negative. • When you make the right choice, you will be developing a healthy habit and will be heading down the path of success