What Does It Take to Be Successful?

By Robert Half July 19, 2016 at 5:57pm

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE SUCCESSFUL?

AVID LEARNERS COULD HAVE AN EDGE IN ATTAINING CAREER ADVANCEMENT

CFOs were asked, “Which one of the following characteristics do you consider most necessary for an employee to succeed?”

2016 2002
Motivated to learn new skills 30% 27%
Strong interpersonal skills 27% 15%
Adapts easily to change 24% 35%
Welcomes increased responsibility 13% 13%
Willing to work long hours 7% 5%
Don’t know/no answer 5%

Source: 2016 Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs in the U.S.; 2002 survey of 1,400 CFOs in the U.S.

Responses may not total 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2016 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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