Attributes of employees
valued by employers
Job related
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Technical knowledge – knowledge of
PASCAL, Visual Basic, VB Net if going for a
programming job.
What technical knowledge will the following people need
Airline employees – employees are expected to respond
in the same language that passengers are used.
Sales representative – drive, have a clean driving
licence. Some may provide a car but other
employers may ask that you have your own vehicle.
IT technician – your role is fixing PCs so you an
employer would need to be able to use hand tools
such as a screwdriver as well as using electronic
testing equipment such as a multimeter.
Activity
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Research the internet to find out what
childcare facilities employers are expected
to provide so that employees all have the
same chance at jobs.
In groups of 3or4 search the local
newspapers for examples of job adverts
that specify the technical skills needed for
ICT vacancies . List the attributes that
employers seem to be seeking.
Make a list of the technical skills you have
and grade your own level of competence.
Procedures
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Working procedures and systems –
Shift work – working nights or at weekends
Risk levels – fire brigade/police/teachers/doctors
Theoretical – evacuation/fire drill procedures, sickness
and absenteeism procedures, disciplinary procedures
Some of the procedures in place at Swansea College
General
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Planning and organisational skills – thinking ahead
and planning a system that allows you to complete
everyday tasks as efficiently as possible.
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Time management –
use of calendars and
electronic diaries/PDA-blackberry.
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Team working
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Verbal/written communication skills
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Numerical skills
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Creativity
Blackberry
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In a 3 panelled booklet comment on
the following:
Evaluate the blackberry PDA.
Explain how it works, its features,
appearance, ease of use – all
assessed against cost. Create a
table comparing where you can get
the PDA and the costs of buying
from each organisation.
Attitudes – produce a sentence
to show your understanding of
each of these.
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Determined
Independent
Working with integrity
Tolerant
Dependable
Problem solving
Leadership
Confidence
Self-motivation
Organisational Aims &
Objectives
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General –
relevant to
all
employees
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Specific –
relevant to
individual
roles
e.g. you have different aims and
objectives when you take on the
tutor role
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Attributes of employees valued by employers