What Is a Good Employee?

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A good employee is an individual who shows up on time, delivers quality work on schedule and displays professional behavior. Good employees are frequently organized, motivated and willing to go beyond the normal scope of the job when required. They also have a positive attitude.

Most employers look for employees who easily adapt to change and can be coached. Being open to coaching and criticism is an important characteristic for employees who are looking to advance in their careers.

It's important for an employee to listen to feedback during performance reviews. Oftentimes, managers are busy and do not routinely provide feedback. Performance reviews are great opportunities for employees to discover areas for improvement.