Positive 'Can-Do' Attitude
Being ready, available and willing to get the job done, and done well, should be traits that employees keep on the front burner. You should appreciate employees who seek out quality work to remain busy and productive for the company and who eagerly desire to go above and beyond their normal duties to bring further success to your company.
Courteous and Friendly
Employees who do their best to be courteous and friendly to their coworkers, managers and customers make office life much more pleasant than those who seek to cause disturbances or drama. These employees brighten the office and leave their egos and outside problems at the door in the name of being good workers and trying to maintain a good work atmosphere. While no one is perfect and everyone has bad days, these employees manage to rise above the fray.
Employees who meet deadlines will also likely be well organized and responsible. Since you have given your employee a particular deadline, you expect that she will meet it. If she maintains a clean, organized work space and is present at work and particularly at meetings pertaining to her project deadline, she will very likely timely meet her deadlines.
While confessing an error can strike fear in the hearts of employees, those who value their work, their word and their future with your company will take responsibility and tell you the truth. Making errors may or may not cause great problems with a project or with your company, in general, but when an employee honestly and earnestly explains an oversight or mistake he has made, you have a better understanding of the issue and, even better, you understand that your employee values his integrity and your trust in him.
Good Attendance and Punctuality
Being at the office and arriving on time help you know that you can trust your employee to be there each day. Employers know all too well about employees who frequently arrive late with a variety of excuses, possibly missing or at least being late for early morning meetings, so a punctual and available employee will provide peace of mind.