What do Employers look for?

Employers want people that can do the job well or have the potential, are motivated, trustworthy and reliable.

Of course employers look for appropriately qualified staff, nobody would want to see a doctor that didn't have the right training and qualifications! However, personal skills are also really important.

A recent survey shows that Hertfordshire employers are looking for the following skills and qualities in their employees - the first four are considered the most important:-

  • Respect & good manners
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Teamwork
  • Determination & resilience
  • Motivation and ambition
  • Confidence
  • Adaptability
  • Business & customer awareness
  • Analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Digital technology
  • Qualifications


Skills Framework Survey 2017 carried out by Hertfordshire LEP / University of Hertfordshire / Hertfordshire County Council