Happy Employers, Happy Employees – Key Traits for Workplace Success


No two individuals are ever the same, but everyone can experience workplace success provided they show determination, interest and proven ability. It could be something as simple as changing the way you approach a task or the ways you deal with senior management, colleagues and clients that could make all the difference. There are a few key traits which employers look out for in their employees, so to help you out we’ve prepared a blog post highlighting some of the top personality traits and soft skills which the job requires and which will put you on track for career success.

Leadership Skills

Whether you’re working on job sites in construction or have a white-collar role in the office, leadership skills are important. Being able to organise and direct colleagues is an important trait to have, and it will mean common goals are reached faster and with fewer disruptions along the way. Those with strong leadership skills and powerful body language will be recognised for their efforts, and you will quickly become an asset to the workplace.

Positive Attitude

Nobody likes to work with a serial complainer. Positivity and optimism go a long way in the workplace, as these traits help to increase morale. They also demonstrate that you are capable of overcoming obstacles in a calm and rational way. You will be working towards a common goal with your colleagues, so it’s important to try and maintain a positive mindset and be a team player.

Independent Worker

Being an independent worker is a highly valuable trait within any industry. This shows that you can buckle down and get on with the task at hand, without stretching company resources and taking up your colleagues’ valuable time.


The construction industry requires constant communication with clients and fellow workers. A worker who is confident in their abilities and has strong communication skills is an asset to any company. Not only will you gain the respect of your colleagues and bosses, you can also expect to be tasked with more challenging roles, which can mean great things for career progression and workplace success.

Attention to Detail

Quality is everything when it comes to construction. You should take pride in your workmanship, always aiming to deliver the best possible results. Your efforts will not go unnoticed, and this may even lead to job recommendations and extended contract offers.

Ability to Take Action

When you notice an issue on site or in the office, you should take action immediately. This could mean anything from raising a safety alert to your supervisor or stepping in to a resolve a dispute. Taking action demonstrates that you value your job, and it also makes the workplace safer and more productive – it’s a win/win situation for all.


Employers want to be able to trust their workers. Never lie about your past experience or achievements, as this will only lead to negative outcomes for you.

Hard Worker

The construction industry requires strong physical stamina and a determined mindset. At Advanced Group, our workers have worked on some of the biggest and most exciting projects Australia has ever seen. We know from experience that hard work always pays off, and you can expect to gain the respect and admiration of your co-workers whilst also receiving a generous pay cheque.

Advanced Group – Your Partner in Success

As one of Australia’s leading recruitment agencies for the construction industry, Advanced Group have a wide range of exciting positions waiting to be filled. If you’re a talented, motivated worker looking to get involved, then our recruiters would love to chat with you. Please register online today, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.