CHICAGO — Dry cleaners find dependability to be a highly valued trait in their employees, according to the results of this month’s AmericanDrycleaner.com Wire survey.
Roughly 42% of managers who responded to the survey say dependability is the trait they value most in an employee. Next most valued is being a team player and having a positive attitude, each selected by 20.8% of respondents.
Other traits that respondents value are trustworthiness (8.3%), and likability and taking direction (4.2% each).
Managers are less in agreement about the undesirable trait that is the surest way for an employee to tick them off. No. 1 is not working well with others, chosen by 23.8%. A close second, at 19%, is being unreliable. Equal shares of 14.3% dislike instances in which employees are unmotivated, disloyal, or don’t follow the rules. Lacking initiative was deemed most undesirable by 9.5%, while the remaining 4.8% chose “other.”