In today’s world of continuously increased competition for talent, employers must take a long-term view on relations with high potentials. Ages 16–60 is half a lifetime, but the value that the right, engaged employees offer an employer is worth the effort. Top performers may potentially join and re-join the same company a number of times throughout their careers, most likely adding more and more value to the business.
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Universum, the global leader in Employer Branding, published the Swiss Professional career study, based on the country's largest survey of more than 2'130 professionals of different fields of studies. The study shows which employers are attractive to professionals, what they wish for in their careers, how satisfied they are with their current employer and what motivates them to stay at their employer. Surprisingly, the majority of Swiss professionals are happy at their employer but still aim for a job rotation.
The talent market is becoming increasingly mobile and fragmented. Long gone are the days when lifelong employment was the norm. Employees of today change jobs more frequently as well as industries. They are also more prone to fundamentally change their career paths in completely new directions. Several studies find that young people today believe they will work for 15-20 employers throughout their careers, compared with just 5-7 employers 15 years ago.