According to a Robert Half press release, 1,400 CFOs were asked, “How important a factor is the length of time a job candidate has spent with previous employers when evaluating the applicant for a position with your company?” Forty-two percent responded that it is a very important factor, while 45% said it is a somewhat important factor.
Only 10% said length of time with previous employers is not important and 3% did not know or did not answer, the press release said.
“[H]olding too many positions in rapid succession and without signs of professional advancement can be a red flag for employers,” said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International, in the press release. “Hiring managers place a high value on employee loyalty, in part because it is so difficult to replace top performers.”
Messmer suggested that professionals looking for a greater challenge in their careers look within their organization first before looking for another job outside their company.
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