Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The RIGHT Attitude

I was visiting a friend recently when I noticed this little note on the wall and wanted to share it with you.

We get so hung up on academics and teaching our children knowledge that we loose focus of some of the more important things.

This was published in the Wellington Dominion 6 October 1995

Employers Look for Right Attitude

Almost half of all unemployed people hold educational qualifications but in a recent survey employers ranked qualifications at the bottom of a list of 20 desirable attributes for selecting potential employees, the Employment Service says.

In a survey of 500 randomly selected employers, qualifications came last in traits employers considered most desirable for employees. Top of the list was:

  1. Attitude followed by:
  2. Honesty
  3. Tidy Appearance
  4. Amiability
  5. Enthusiasm
  6. Reliability
  7. Communication Skills
  8. Motivation
  9. Punctuality
  10. Experience
  11. Flexibility
  12. Fast Learning
  13. Efficiency
  14. Commitment
  15. Knowledge
  16. Education
  17. Interest
  18. Personality
  19. Stability
  20. Willingness to work
  21. Skills
  22. Qualifications
 This list has really encouraged me to keep working on Attitude and to remember that there is so much more to education than qualifications!



  1. Great! Thanks for sharing...printing this one out to keep:)

  2. Both of these lists are excellent. Thank you for sharing. :)

  3. Alecat
    You are very welcome. They are good points of reference. The thing that intrigues me is that these things are still relevant no matter what the youth of today think.


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