We ran across an article recently on the results of a survey that provided a list of personal skills that most employers feel are very important for employees. Some of the survey results are obvious, such as Cooperation, Drive, and Good attitude. These are very important traits for any employee. Others may not be as obvious initially, but on reflection make perfect sense. There are fifteen personal skills on the list and you can see all of them here.
As a small business owner, do you agree with the list or do you have some other suggestions you look for in current and prospective employees? When you read the article you also might want to check out some of the most e-mailed previous pieces posted on the right portion of the page, such as The 13 Most Annoying People to Work With. All of us can identify with some of the descriptions of co-workers mentioned in the article.