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Third of candidates have been in current job for less than three years

April 10, 2019

One-third of job seekers have been in their current jobs for less than three years, according to a research released today by Express Employment Professionals.

Express fielded two surveys. One asked business leaders about the average tenure at their companies. A second asked job seekers about their tenures at their current employers.

“The data shows that even a company’s newest employees are keeping an eye on the market,” said Express CEO Bill Stoller. “It’s never been easier to move from one job to another, so employers have to invest in employee retention.”

Twenty-four percent of business leaders said the average tenure at their companies was five to 10 years; while 18% said 10 to 15 years and 11% said four to five years.

Twenty-four percent of job seekers also said they have been with their current companies for five to 10 years. Only 1% of job seekers reported being with their current companies for one to two years.

The surveys also found 11% of job seekers have been at their companies more than 20 years.

The survey of 237 employees was conducted In March 2019 through the Express Job Journey site, a blog for job seekers or those new to the workforce. The survey of 230 business leaders and decision-makers was conducted the same month through the Express Refresh Leadership blog.

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