Professionals throughout Europe believe 3-5 years is the ideal length of time in a role

8/6/2015

According to a recent Robert Walters survey, professionals believe 3-5 years is the ideal length of time to stay in a role. More than 6,700 professionals across Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland were surveyed on a variety of employment related issues including working habits, job satisfaction, motivation and working environment.

The survey revealed that throughout Europe, 65% of professionals believe 3-5 years is the ideal length of time to stay in a professional role. This represents a notable increase from 2013, when the same question received a response of 31%. Within Ireland, 54% of professionals believe 3-5 years to be the optimal duration to stay in a role, an 8% increase from 2013.

In Ireland, only 17% of professionals believe that 1-3 years is the ideal length of time to stay in a job which contrasts to the 2013 results where 61% of respondents believed this was the optimal length of time in a role. 29% of Irish professionals believe 5-10 years to be the ideal length of time which is far higher than the European average of 19%. It also contrasts to the 2013 results where 40% of respondents stated the same duration, suggesting the economic improvement over the last 24 months has increased Irish professionals confidence in the jobs market.

Louise Campbell, Managing Director at Robert Walters Ireland, says: “Improvements in the Irish economy in 2015 has clearly had an effect on levels of confidence in Irish professionals. People are more willing to change jobs and are not looking as much for job security, which was a clear priority in 2013.”

For more information please contact:

Anita Duignan, Marketing Administrator
Tel: +353 (0)1 673 0817
Email: anita.duignan@robertwalters.com

Louise Campbell, Managing Director
Tel: +353 (0)1 673 0801
Email: louise.campbell@robertwalters.com

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