Work Ethic

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The importance of developing a strong work ethic and how the work ethic you develop will impact your future as an employee.

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Work Ethic

  1. 1. The Learning Goals: The importance of developing a strong work ethic and how the work ethic you develop will impact your future as an employee. WorkEthicWorkEthic
  2. 2. What is WorkEthic?What is WorkEthic? The Definition: a standard of conduct and values for job performance
  3. 3. ExpectationsExpectations forEmployeesforEmployees What are the traits of a winning employee: What does an employer want?
  4. 4. Top 10 WorkEthicsTop 10 WorkEthics  Attendance  Character  Team Work  Appearance  Attitude  Productivity  Organizational Skills  Communication  Cooperation  Respect
  5. 5. Be OnTIME… Don’tBe ABSENT!!
  6. 6.  Limit Absences Be at work every day possible Plan your absences Don’t abuse leave time Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Come to work on time Be punctual every day
  7. 7. Honest … Dependable … Loyal
  8. 8.  Be honest “Honesty is the single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.” Ed McMahon Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Be dependable Complete assigned tasks correctly and promptly
  9. 9.  Be willing to learn Look to improve your skills  Be loyal Speak positively about the company Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee
  10. 10. Working toward a goalrequires cooperationand respect
  11. 11. Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Leadership abilities The ability to be led and/or to become the leader  Be a team player The ability to get along with others – including those you don’t necessarily like
  12. 12.  Be a contributing member The ability to carry your own weight and help others who are struggling Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Accept compromise Recognize when to speak up with an idea and when to compromise by blend ideas together
  13. 13. Clothing … Hygiene … Manners
  14. 14. Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Dress Appropriately Dress for Success! Set your best foot forward  Personal hygiene
  15. 15.  Good manners • Hand shake • Demeanor • Eye contact Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee Remember that the first impression of who you are can last a lifetime
  16. 16. Be Positive!… YouCanDo It!!
  17. 17.  Have a good attitude Listen to suggestions Be positive Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Accept responsibility for ones work If you make a mistake, admit it
  18. 18. Make Good Use ofYourTime
  19. 19.  Do the work correctly Quality and timeliness are prized Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Get along with co-workers Cooperation is the key to productivity
  20. 20.  Take pride in your work Do things the best you know how Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Help out whenever asked Do “extras” without being asked
  21. 21. The to getting yourtaskdone ontimeKEY
  22. 22.  Make an effort to improve Learn ways to better yourself Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Time Management Utilize time and resources to get the most out of both
  23. 23. Written… Verbal… Visual
  24. 24.  Written Communications Being able to correctly write reports and memos Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Verbal Communications Being able to communicate one on one or to a group
  25. 25. Working Togetherto Achieve More
  26. 26.  Follow company rules and policies Learn and follow expectations Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Get along with co-workers Cooperation is the key to productivity  Appreciate privileges and don’t abuse them Privileges are favors and benefits
  27. 27. Be sensitive to Racialand CulturalDifference
  28. 28.  Work hard Work to the best of your ability Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Carry out orders Do what’s asked the first time  Show respect Accept and acknowledge an individuals talents and knowledge
  29. 29. Why People Lose TheirWhy People Lose Their Jobs:Jobs:  They get laid off Job loss not their fault They get fired Job lost because of their actions
  30. 30. Common Reasons WhyCommon Reasons Why Employees are FiredEmployees are Fired Reasons the Law upholds as “just cause” for firing
  31. 31. Reasons Employees are FiredReasons Employees are Fired AttendanceAttendance  Being late or absent from work Shows lack of responsibility Can hinder productivity
  32. 32. Reasons Employees are FiredReasons Employees are Fired CharacterCharacter  Abusing drugs or alcohol Can create health/safety issues  Being dishonest Trust, once lost, is hard to regain  Being unreliable Dependability is an employee asset
  33. 33. Reasons Employees are FiredReasons Employees are Fired TeamWorkTeamWork  Bossing others around Giving orders is the boss’s job  Not carrying your weight Not doing your part – relying on others to do your job for you
  34. 34. Reasons Employees are FiredReasons Employees are Fired AppearanceAppearance  Dress Code This can be a safety issue as well as a disregard for rules Remember that you are a representative of your company how you dress and act can reflect on the company.
  35. 35. Reasons Employees are FiredReasons Employees are Fired AttitudeAttitude  Being troublemakers Stirring up dissent among others Causing arguments and problems Being rude and using abusive language Inappropriate behavior is inexcusable
  36. 36. Reasons Employees are FiredReasons Employees are Fired ProductivityProductivity Failing to do the task properly Costly errors hurt business  Being careless Can lead to accidents/profit loss Being lazy It’s a form of theft
  37. 37. Reasons Employees are FiredReasons Employees are Fired Organizational SkillsOrganizational Skills  Loosing Tools & Materials Unable to locate things  Lack of Time Management Not meeting deadlines  Unprepared Not ready for meetings or presentations
  38. 38. Reasons Employees are FiredReasons Employees are Fired CommunicationCommunication  Failure to communicate (written and/or verbal) • Unable to properly express ones thoughts and ideas • Unable to interpret instructions and directions
  39. 39. Reasons Employees are FiredReasons Employees are Fired CooperationCooperation  Not getting along with others Co-workers, boss, and/or customers  Failing to follow rules and policies Not following instructions “Doing your own thing”
  40. 40. Reasons Employees are FiredReasons Employees are Fired RespectRespect  Being disrespectful Argumentative and confrontational  Making fun of, harassing, or discriminating against others This could also land in court!
  41. 41.  Being dissatisfied all the time You agreed to the work/pay/hours Reasons Employees are FiredReasons Employees are Fired OtherOther  Theft  Incompetence Lack of ability to perform assigned tasks
  42. 42.  Correct your faults, move forward  Don’t repeat your mistakes, learn from them  Think positively about your next job Positive Actions toPositive Actions to Take if You’re FiredTake if You’re Fired

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