2-3 years? Gen Y’s expectation for the first job
Recent survey report from employer branding firm Universum
MyPaper reported that one in two university undergraduates would stay in the first job for two to three years, originally from the survey held by Universum, an employer branding firm.
6.3% of the 7,294 students said that they would stay for their first employers for only one year or less, while 8.8% would work in the first jobs for four years.
33.4 % of respondents intend to have a longer period of five years or more.
"Gen Y workers tend to stay in jobs for much shorter tenures than their parents did, as they continually seek a strong and meaningful workplace culture", says Mr Michael Smith, Randstad country director of Singapore.
Mr Mark Hall, vice-president and country manager of Kelly Services, comments that employees consider the experience gained with multiple employers an asset with which to develop their careers.
"I'll want to get a range of experiences... The job must be able to hold my interest throughout my time there", an interesting comment by Ms Madeline Koh, 20, an environmental engineering student at the National University of Singapore, was also being introduced in the end of article.