Lengthy service no substitute for spark
THE young cynics were right after all: long-serving employees did not guarantee high performance. The correlation between length of service and efficiency is a myth, according to a study conducted by recruitment process outsourcing firm Alexander Mann Solutions.
Analysing responses from 32 organisations, the study found more than two-thirds of the respondents ranked long service as the least important part of defining employees performance.
‘‘ Performing above and beyond employer expectations and proactively seeking new opportunities or more work are key to being recognised as a high performer and considered for promotion,’’ Alexander Mann Solutions director Jeremy Tipper says.