Employers are after employees who are self-motivated and do not require a lot of guidance with their day to day duties.
Even though the role of a manager is to motivate their staff, they actually try to find staff that already try to create their own motivation.
Why is this the case? Because self-motivation helps business thrive, and this is what an employer wants.
To an employer, it makes a massive difference with an employee who has inner drive compared to someone who needs continuous support with performing their activities.
Self-motivated employees are more engaged in their work, not seeking praise or glory, and goals are often met or exceeded. Increased engagement leads to higher employee retention, productivity, and sales. And all of this is good for a company's bottom line and growth potential.