11/7/2024

How a good attitude can take you far

In early 2024, Temper ran a small poll to find out what matters most to clients when they work with FreeFlexers. We wanted to understand how much clients valued a professional having the right skills compared to a good work ethic and attitude. In this post, we’ll explain why the results are so interesting and offer tips on how to benefit from these insights and be the professional that clients really want to work with.

What we asked in the poll

Which FreeFlexer would you rather accept? (one choice only)

Has all the required skills but a poor work attitude
Has most of the required skills and OK work attitude
Has some of the required skills and a good work attitude
Has a few of the required skills and an excellent work attitude

A good attitude is the key to success

You may not be so surprised to hear that most clients find a good working attitude very important. Around 50% of clients who answered the poll said they would rather accept a FreeFlexer with a good working attitude over the alternatives, as long as they had “some of the required skills”. The results also indicated that if you’re a professional who can ace all the skills but your attitude is less than pleasant, you would only make 0.8% of clients happy. 


So how can you achieve the right balance?

Here are 5 tips so you always strike the right balance by having the right attitude and the required skills when you apply for a shift:

  1. Be a skills-match: Only apply for shifts if you have the required skills to be a success. If you over stretch or exaggerate, you could let the client down on the day and get an unsatisfactory rating on your profile. 
  2. Be motivated: Be prepared to take any pre-trainings and make it clear to the client you’re open to learning new skills as you work. Your newly acquired skills can be added to your profile and may help you get future shifts. 
  3. Be humble: No-one likes a know-it-all, even if you’ve had plenty of work experience and your skills tick all the boxes. Be kind and pleasant, and take any feedback graciously. A bad attitude is never ok. 
  4. Be a people person: Be curious, ask for feedback and don't hesitate to ask questions to the people who do this job regularly.
  5. Be self-organized: Try not to get distracted by your phone and stay reasonable about how many breaks you take.

Remember, you always need to meet the required skills for a shift, but a good attitude can go a long way to make you a successful FreeFlexer. 

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In early 2024, Temper ran a small poll to find out what matters most to clients when they work with FreeFlexers. We wanted to understand how much clients valued a professional having the right skills compared to a good work ethic and attitude. In this post, we’ll explain why the results are so interesting and offer tips on how to benefit from these insights and be the professional that clients really want to work with.

What we asked in the poll

Which FreeFlexer would you rather accept? (one choice only)

Has all the required skills but a poor work attitude
Has most of the required skills and OK work attitude
Has some of the required skills and a good work attitude
Has a few of the required skills and an excellent work attitude

A good attitude is the key to success

You may not be so surprised to hear that most clients find a good working attitude very important. Around 50% of clients who answered the poll said they would rather accept a FreeFlexer with a good working attitude over the alternatives, as long as they had “some of the required skills”. The results also indicated that if you’re a professional who can ace all the skills but your attitude is less than pleasant, you would only make 0.8% of clients happy. 


So how can you achieve the right balance?

Here are 5 tips so you always strike the right balance by having the right attitude and the required skills when you apply for a shift:

  1. Be a skills-match: Only apply for shifts if you have the required skills to be a success. If you over stretch or exaggerate, you could let the client down on the day and get an unsatisfactory rating on your profile. 
  2. Be motivated: Be prepared to take any pre-trainings and make it clear to the client you’re open to learning new skills as you work. Your newly acquired skills can be added to your profile and may help you get future shifts. 
  3. Be humble: No-one likes a know-it-all, even if you’ve had plenty of work experience and your skills tick all the boxes. Be kind and pleasant, and take any feedback graciously. A bad attitude is never ok. 
  4. Be a people person: Be curious, ask for feedback and don't hesitate to ask questions to the people who do this job regularly.
  5. Be self-organized: Try not to get distracted by your phone and stay reasonable about how many breaks you take.

Remember, you always need to meet the required skills for a shift, but a good attitude can go a long way to make you a successful FreeFlexer. 

Stay up-to-date on the future of work

Curious about more tips & tools? Be the first to know about the latest news.

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Stay up-to-date on the future of work

Curious about more tips & tools? Be the first to know about the latest news.

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Stay up-to-date on the future of work

Curious about more tips & tools? Be the first to know about the latest news.

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