Recruitment International: The average time employees will stay in a job

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How loyal are your employees? Probably more so than you’d expect, according to a study commissioned by us towards the end of 2017. Growing skills shortages have arguably handed employees the upper-hand when it comes to negotiating their next role.

How loyal are your employees? Probably more so than you’d expect, according to a study commissioned by us towards the end of 2017.

Growing skills shortages have arguably handed employees the upper-hand when it comes to negotiating their next role.

However, our research found that workers are likely to stay with an employer for an average of 4.5 years. Meanwhile, a third say they usually stay in one role for more than six years.

Those findings were based on responses from 1000+ employees, both full-time and part-time.

The main reason given for employer loyalty was enjoyment of their job (47%) while 31% ranked progression as a key aspect of retention.

In reaction to the study, CEO Simon Conington told Recruitment International:

“Employers will be reassured to see that for the most part, employees are not jumping from job to job in a matter of months as some headlines would suggest.” 

Read more here.  

Source:

Recruitment International, Employees staying an average 4.5 years in a job, finds BPS World, December 11 2017

Overview:

A BPS World study finds that employees are on average remaining loyal to their employers with ‘enjoyment’ given as a key reason for this.

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