Let's get this out of the way: Loyalty has absolutely nothing to do with length of employment.
Who is more loyal: the 20-year veteran employee who does just enough to get by, criticizes you and your company at work and in public, frequently and not so subtly undermines your decisions...or the employee who's been there six months, embraces where you want to go, and works his butt off every day to help you and your company get there?
Experience matters, but I'll take the six-month employee every time.
Loyal employees are loyal to your company. They work hard for their pay and are committed to your company's success. Loyal employees may someday leave, but while they work for you they do their best and often even put the company's interests ahead of their own.
Remarkably loyal employees hit the next level. They aren't just loyal to the company.
They're also loyal to you--even though their loyalty can be displayed in surprising ways.
Here are six qualities of remarkably loyal employees.