Here are a few qualities to look out for during the interview process.

8 qualities of an impressive employee

Before welcoming any new team members to your business, it's important to set employee standards. There are a number of traits that make the ideal candidate for any company. As you interview potential staff members, be on the lookout for someone who possesses the following qualities:

1. Leadership
Does the candidate seem like someone who will bring a lot of new ideas to the table? If he or she shows that the willingness to invest in the future of the company, Forbes contributor Ken Sundheim said the person will make a great fit.

2. Intelligence
The potential team member should have a great understanding of the industry. If he or she already knows a thing or two about your company, that's a bonus.

3. Confidence
A confident employee will take on the tasks and difficult issues other team members are not comfortable with.

A confident employee will show an impressive resume and discuss past work.
A confident employee will show an impressive resume and discuss past work.

4. Ambition
If the candidate has an ambitious personality, he or she will be more likely to come up with monumental ideas that help your company grow.

5. Integrity
If you don't hire a team of honest employees, your company could lose credibility. Find someone who has strong moral principles and will bring authenticity to your business.

6. Discipline-oriented
Every work day isn't going to be a piece of cake, and the interviewee needs to know that. According to the Houston Chronicle, an employee who is discipline-oriented is committed to the company and determined to complete assignments, rain or shine.

7. The ability to work with a team
Get an understanding of his or her past experience and find out how well he or she works with a team. Great social skills – with other employees and outside clients – are a must.

8. Focus-driven
A person who is self-motivated and thrives on proving other people wrong makes the ideal candidate, according to Inc. Magazine contributor Jeff Haden. An impressive employee is someone who is always willing to go above and beyond for the company.