Employees: three to five years is the most one should stick with one job
According to employees, the longest period of time a person should stick with one job is three to five years, as concluded in a survey performed by CV-Online Latvia using Algas.lv database. 39% of employees in Latvia, 46% in Lithuania and 53% in Estonia notice certain financial and non-financial benefits from sticking with the same employer. On the other hand, around 30% of employees in Latvia say new colleagues often receive better benefits. In spite of that, survey results show that employees who stay for longer than five years with the same employers are also more loyal to them.
‘Under the current labour market situation, Organizations should consider securing motivation and satisfaction of their existing employees. It is possible that attraction of new professionals and ensuring their loyalty will turn out expensive. Still, these are factors that can keep existing employees in their place and help with their development and satisfaction with their work environment. Every employee should consider their possible departure from their job very carefully and think if there is really nothing to discuss and change, and if their career growth is truly over. It is also important to remember that often change of jobs can create obstacles for future job offers,’ says CV-Online Latvia Marketing and Communications manager Krista Roziņa.
The survey was performed using Paylab website, which works in Latvia as CV-Online Latvia’s manager wage information database Algas.lv.