Research carried out by Futurestep found that the good performance of a new employee at a professional or managerial level is vital, with 76 per cent of companies measuring the impact of new recruits within their first 12 months.
The results were published in the Global Talent Impact Study 2012: Understanding the Race for Impact, which surveyed 1,500 firms and found that just five per cent of respondents are willing to wait three years to see how an employee develops.
The three key trades employers look for are the ability to make accurate and good decisions, a willingness to quickly take initiative and a dedication to meeting customers' needs and expectations.
Byrne Mulrooney, chief executive officer, Futurestep said the study highlights that many employers may be overlooking the fact that if they continue to develop and measure the impact of talented individuals, they can contribute to the long-term strategic success of the business.
He advised candidates: "To maximise the impact you make on the business, you need well thought out decisions, great ideas, and the ability to build good relationships with bosses and peers - these are the golden keys to success."
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Source: The Sales Executive News