There is a lot involved in the value that you provide for your employer. There are, of course, the skills and experience that you bring to the position, which translate directly into your level of productivity.
In addition to your technical skills (or hard skills), there are also your soft skills. These are the skills that involve how you interact with other people. Beyond hard skills and soft skills, though, there is yet more value that you can provide for an employer.
Comprising this value are a number of intangible attributes. Among the most important of these attributes is the ability to keep your commitments.
Keeping your commitments is as easy as doing what you say you’re going to do. While it sounds easy, it unfortunately is not, since not everybody is able to keep the commitments they make. In fact, if you’re somebody who consistently keeps your commitments, then you already have the potential to set yourself apart and “stand out from the crowd.”
Below are four important aspects of keeping commitments in your job and your career:
#1—No commitment is too small.
Thinking that you don’t have to fulfill commitments because they’re too small or they’re “no big deal” is dangerous thinking. If somebody is expecting you to do something and you don’t do it, then you’ve let that person down and branded yourself in a negative way. (See #3 below.)
#2—Don’t make a commitment that you don’t intend to keep.
It might seem this goes without saying, but we we’ll say it, anyway. If you say that you’re going to do something, then you must do it. In the hiring process, this includes showing up for a phone screen or a face-to-face interview.
After all, if you can’t be trusted to do something as simple as that, then why would a company want to hire you as an employee?
#3—Your personal brand and reputation is at stake.
When you keep your commitments, you brand yourself as reliable, dependable, and trustworthy. When you keep your commitments consistently and for an extended period of time, you further brand yourself as a person of integrity.
On the other hand, when you don’t keep your commitments, then you lose your chance to brand yourself positively.
#4—Keeping commitments leads to advancement.
And by advancement, we mean more opportunity, as well as a better chance of earning a promotion and/or a raise. That’s because the members of management are more likely to trust an employee who consistently keeps their commitments. And company officials are not going to invest more in employees who they don’t trust.
Last year, Time Staffing won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Award is the only award in the United States and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service and quality based entirely upon ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Time Staffing received satisfaction scores of 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 from 75.4% of their placed talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 45%.
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