How long do we stay working for healthcare companies?

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 Health 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 Health industry spends in a company now has declined by 20% in comparison to how long they spent in a company in 1998.

Interestingly, although this trend of declining years spent in a company has started to turn around in the other industry sectors in which Frontline Recruitment Group operates, that is; Retail, Hospitality, Construction and Education, where people are now spending longer at the company. But not in the Health Industry, where after the trend did reverse in 2013, as can be seen in the graph below, the amount of years people are spending at the company in which they work has declined again in the five years to 2018.  

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