You hear a lot these days about the demise of company loyalty. Employees are supposedly ready to “jump ship” at the drop of a hat. We’re told they’re just biding their time, waiting for a better opportunity to come along.
To help us here at Acroprint keep track of important company events, employee birthdays and employee anniversary dates, we publish a monthly calendar.
Recently, I was looking over our company calendar for the month of July and I noticed something interesting.
I saw there were seven employees with hiring anniversary dates in July. Among those seven, the “newcomer” started with us 11 years ago. At the other end of the spectrum, one in the group has been here for 32 years! All told, these seven employees have worked here for 133 years, or about 19 years each on average.
I think that says a lot about Acroprint as a company. Even in today’s fast-paced, mobile, here-today-gone-tomorrow world, our employees tend to stick around.
I think it has to do with three main factors:
- The company treats us well.
- We’re serious about the quality of our work, but we still manage to have fun doing it.
- We’re working for a company we can believe in, making and selling products we can be proud of.
What do you think? If you’re an employee, would you want to keep working for your current employer for 32 years? If you’re an employer, how many of your employees do you think would stay with you that long? What do you think are the main factors influencing an employee’s decision to stay or leave?