According to a CROP survey conducted for the Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec(ORHRI), Quebec workers are relatively loyal to the organization they work for, reporting an average of 11 years of service with their current employer.
Their loyalty varies…
The number of years of service with their current employer increases withworkers’ age and income, as indicated by an average of 19 years for those age 55 andover, versus 11 years for all age groups, Seniority also appears to rise withincome: the average number of years of service amounts to 7.7 among households with annual incomes between $20,000 and $40,000, while it climbs to 14 years for households with incomes over $60,000. Years of service are also higher for unionizedworkers, with an average of 14.5 years, versus nine years for non-unionizedworkers.
In addition, 22% of those interviewed said they have been working for their current employer less than threeyears, while 18% have had the same employer for more than 20 years. The 18-34 age group accounts for the largest percentage (43%) of those with less than three years service with their current employer.
Only 10% of workers surveyed plan to quit their jobs in the comingyear. This percentage is higher among younger workers (16% of 18- to -34 yearolds), residents of the Greater Montreal area (14%), and those over 55 years of age (23%).
Being a union member also has an impact on the desire to changeemployers. Some 87% of all workers interviewed have no plans to change jobs in the next 12months, compared to 91% for unionized workers.
Interestingly, the pursuit of new challenges and retirement top the list of reasons workers give for planning to leave their jobs, well ahead of monetary considerations like salary or working conditions. “This isn’t surprising given that only one worker out of five (20%) ranks salary as one of the most important aspects of a job. More stimulating duties and a better working environment are often given as reasons for wanting to move on,” concluded FlorentFrancoeur, CHRP, President and CEO of the Ordre.