“The recession has forced a lot of people to stay put in their jobs, even if they don’t like them.”
“More people are stuck in jobs they would otherwise leave as a result of the downturn”
A recent paper has split employees up into 6 groups:
- ‘The Escapers’ – when a new job opportunity presents itself, these people will seize it with both hands and move on as soon as possible.
- ‘The Visiting Stars’ – who are just using your company to boost their CV before moving onto bigger things after the recession.
- ‘Economic Prisoners’ – who figure that they won’t get such a generous pay deal anywhere else (or presumably because their out-goings require them to maintain the salary that they are on).
- ‘Prisoners of Circumstance’ – who are stuck in their job because they need to work locally or to do particular hours.
- ‘Prisoners of Conscience’ – who stay with the company out of loyalty and because they enjoy their job.
- ‘Lifers’ – those who are in it for the long-haul.
Which are you?
Do you agree that the recession is a reason for a lot of people staying put?
Do you think it is just a handy excuse for inaction?
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