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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.

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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  • 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. What is WorkEthic?What is WorkEthic? The Definition: a standard of conduct and values for job performance
  • 3. ExpectationsExpectations forEmployeesforEmployees What are the traits of a winning employee: What does an employer want?
  • 4. Top 10 WorkEthicsTop 10 WorkEthics  Attendance  Character  Team Work  Appearance  Attitude  Productivity  Organizational Skills  Communication  Cooperation  Respect
  • 5. Be OnTIME… Don’tBe ABSENT!!
  • 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. Honest … Dependable … Loyal
  • 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.  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. Working toward a goalrequires cooperationand respect
  • 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.  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. Clothing … Hygiene … Manners
  • 14. Traits of a Winning EmployeeTraits of a Winning Employee  Dress Appropriately Dress for Success! Set your best foot forward  Personal hygiene
  • 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. Be Positive!… YouCanDo It!!
  • 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. Make Good Use ofYourTime
  • 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.  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. The to getting yourtaskdone ontimeKEY
  • 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. Written… Verbal… Visual
  • 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. Working Togetherto Achieve More
  • 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. Be sensitive to Racialand CulturalDifference
  • 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. 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. Common Reasons WhyCommon Reasons Why Employees are FiredEmployees are Fired Reasons the Law upholds as “just cause” for firing
  • 31. Reasons Employees are FiredReasons Employees are Fired AttendanceAttendance  Being late or absent from work Shows lack of responsibility Can hinder productivity
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.  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.  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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