How long do we stay working for a retail company?

How long do we stay working for a company? Has this changed over the last twenty years? What is happening now?   Gone are the years of a job for life. These days, people move between roles much more often than they did 20 years ago, but that was a long time ago so have…


How long do we stay working for a company? Has this changed over the last twenty years? What is happening now?

 

Gone are the years of a job for life. These days, people move between roles much more often than they did 20 years ago, but that was a long time ago so have things really changed that much since then? Well, yes they have, but maybe not as much as we thought… and there are some interesting recent trends!

Frontline Retail has compiled the following data from over 355,000 records which extend back over the last 20 years and show how long people spend at each company they work in. This data covers all age groups and has been broken down into the industry sectors in which Frontline Recruitment Group operates.

Yes, over the last 20 years there have been some changes. In fact the average amount of time someone working in the Retail industry spends in a company now has declined by 37% less in comparison to how long they spent in a company in 1998.

Interestingly this trend of declining years spent in a company has started to turn around and as can be seen in the graph below, over the last five years people working in the Retail Industry are starting to spend longer at the company with a 15% increase in how long they are staying…  

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