How Many Years Should You Work In A Company?
According to a recent survey; 74% of employees are actively looking for new jobs or are open to job opportunities. Young people usually stay in a position for 3 years. Later in career the average year is 11 without changing jobs. So, is it better to get stuck in one place or jump from one job to another?
89% of the employees give information that the seeking job opportunities is part of the routine, while 30% say that the job search is a weekly activity. The results of the research also show that as interest in job advertisements increases, employees show interest in different positions. Interestingly 53% of the employees do not see their jobs as a career.
Evaluating research results, this situation has two main reasons: First of all; young people, focused on innovation and change, get bored quickly and see business change as an opportunity to develop. Secondly, in today's business conditions, the young are expecting disproportionate wages compared to little experience they have.
If young people cannot get any promotion in the company they work for in 3 years, they see job change as an opportunity for salary raise and career. International or large-scale companies are trying to solve this problem positioning or promoting employees in different positions. When companies feed the employees through tools such as rotations, continuous development programs, cross-functional teams and supports change, it will have a positive impact on turnover rates.
More than 3, less than 5
It is important that the new graduates stay at least 3 years and gain experience in the company where they work because they need to have a good infrastructure. If you exceed 5 years, your productivity starts to decrease in the current company, so either changing the position of your current company or making a job change can increase your productivity and improve your career. For experienced candidates, this job change time may be a little shorter, because the speed of providing added value to the firm and learning accelerations can be higher. It is very important that there will be positive departures following these business changes. A voluntary separation experience in a positive climate is a good reference for the employee.
If you are at the beginning of your career, a number of job changes on average of less than 3 years may be disadvantageous in the eye of the employer.
Invest in human resources
Employers are often more willing to invest in employees having tendency to work for a long time. An employee who has not stayed in a company for more than 3 years may encounter such disadvantage. This is a potential risk that the employee must assess.
Doing your favorite job?
You should ask yourself “Am I doing the job I like?”. Conditions may change. Sometimes the end of patience is rewarding. Sometimes patience undermines your self-confidence. Analyze your situation well and decide if it is worth your patience. A balanced and controlled courage is the key. If you spend time in order to understand your values, strengths and areas of development, you can avoid a big regret later in your career.