Five Reasons People Stay in Their Jobs
job market and bumpy economy have made Americans more loyal
and devoted to their employers. A recent survey found that
more than half of Americans think that people who spend a
long time at one job are loyal and enjoy their work and their
company. On the other hand, people who change jobs frequently
were described as not knowing what they want to do or as just
looking to make more money.
the survey respondents who were asked, “How long is
long enough to stay at one job?” 39% said that more
than 10 years is a good amount of time; 24% said five years;
11% said 10 years; 10% said two years; and 8% said one year.
survey, conducted by Ajilon Office (www.ajilon.com),
a national specialty staffing and recruiting services firm,
also identified the top five reasons people stay at their
Being paid well
Liking their coworkers
Having job security, or building equity/seniority
Having good benefits, such as medical/dental insurance
and pensions plans
Being used to the job.
top five reasons people leave their jobs are:
More opportunity for career growth
Less stress or pressure
Wanting a change of pace.
many survey respondents said they typically start feeling
that they might want to change jobs at the beginning of
the year (18%) or in the spring (21%).