Lengthy ser­vice no sub­sti­tute for spark

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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.

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