In a fast-paced world where job security is vital, how can employees ensure that they remain indispensable? Every office has both types of workers: those who just clock in and clock out without adding much value to their company and those who are the very lifeblood of a company’s success.
Here are five ways that employees can ensure that they bring value to their company, every day.
- Showing Up on Time and Being Reliable
Good employees always get things done. They are the ones who can be trusted with the smallest tasks and with the greatest ones. When employees become the kind of person one could not imagine the company continuing on without, that person has become indispensable.
- Demonstrating Consistency in Work Performance
The employees who show up every day and offer the same quality of work consistently are those whose positions cannot be easily taken from them. They are the employees who are consistent with work performance but also strive to tackle new challenges with brave ideas. Supervisors are willing to give these employees new responsibility and even promotion because they can be trusted to deliver consistent quality day after day.
- Doing Work That Matters and Putting In Extra Effort
Anyone can look busy or think up projects or tasks to pass the time. But the employees who are critical to a company’s success are the ones who do work that matters and put in extra effort. Their commitment to a good work ethic includes making sure their bosses and their peers look good too after they’ve completed a job well.
- Possessing Emotional Intelligence and Learning What Communication Style Works
An irreplaceable employee understands that not everyone speaks the same language in the office. They will constantly strive to improve their communication methods. They learn to work well with different types of people, have good relations on all levels, and are easy to talk to.
- Constantly Learning and Updating Skills
One secret of indispensable employees is that they are always seeking ways to learn more and add more skills to their repertoire. If they do not know how to do something, they learn it and find a way to stay the best one for the job. Whether it’s learning new computer coding skills or a new language so that they can better communicate with clients, they are the go-to workers that their bosses just can’t do without.
Successful companies are those who both train and value their employees. And successful employees are those who raise the standard in all aspect of their lives so that they are guaranteed a long future and more success in their current work environment.
Brandon Vallorani is a practiced entrepreneur and accomplished CEO, author of The Wolves and the Mandolin (ForbesBooks; 2017), and third generation Italian-American.
Founder of a media conglomerate recognized on the Inc. 5000 for five consecutive years, Brandon sold to a colleague in the business, and has more recently shifted focus to his other entrepreneurial endeavors.
Vallorani graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, and began his career in the non-profit sector. He quickly rose through the ranks to become Executive Vice President in a few short years, simultaneously earning his Master of Business Administration from Thomas More College.
He lives in Metro-Atlanta, with his wife with whom he shares seven children, a son-in-law, and a grandson. In his free time, Brandon enjoys playing in casinos around the country, his three dogs, and learning Italian.