Despite worker shortages throughout North America, a recent survey by an international staffing firm shows employees today want to stay on the job long-term.
Express Personnel Services surveyed business owners, managers and employees across a variety of industries. Overall, 48% of respondents indicated that they plan on never leaving their current place of employment and 71% said they planned to stay 5 years or more.
Respondents across generational boundaries were favorable toward the idea of staying with their current place of employment for the long haul. The survey found that 54% of people ages 25 to 34 planned to stay at their job 5 years or more, along with 56% of people ages 45 to 54. Of those respondents between the ages of 35 to 44, 54% said they planned to never leave their current job and 64% of those aged 55 to 64 agreed.
According to Express Personnel Services’ founder and chairman Robert A. Funk, the results of this survey are reassuring – they show that employees spanning each generation in the workforce are showing loyalty toward their workplace as the economy continues to grow and companies expand profitability.
“This survey confirms that the American business market has stepped up to meet the challenge of employee retention,” Funk said. “While recruiting good employees remains a top priority for employers, these findings illustrate that retention efforts are also combating worker shortages.”