If you are between 20-30 years old there is a great chance that you already changed your job 2 or 3 times in the last 5 years. Employee retention is a problem for most companies if they don’t succeed to offer big incentives to keep the talented people around.
This tendency to spend many years in the same company is more common among the Generation X than the millennial generation (the Y Generation).
In today’s business world an individual who works for the same organization for more than 10 years could be considered admirable.
The main reasons for this massive job exodus are connected to the work environment, opportunities and benefits. Companies that have a corporate culture that suits the personal career objectives of the employees, with new roles and challenges, are much more capable to retain their employees for longer time.
More than 15 years at Infobest
At the beginning, Infobest Romania had a small team of people that were just happy to create, to do things their way and to deliver the best service for the customers. A large amount of work was put in by a small group of skilled and energetic individuals, which are still with the company today.
One of the first employees at Infobest Romania has agreed to share with us the benefits that make a company more than just a workplace. After 15 years she is still passionate about her work, excited about new projects and happy with the work environment.
Let’s find out what her secret is.
How would you describe Infobest?
Infobest is not a company. It is a concept, it is a second home and it is a project in itself. And yes, I grew along. What did I learn? That great products are made by great teams. That quality pays off in all respects. I learned to ask, I learned to listen. It’s impossible to make a list, I can only hope that I learned to be a better human.
What are the 3 things that you consider most important in a work environment?
People, people, and people. People who care, who take it to heart. People on whom you can rely. People who are empowered to make a difference.
How does your usual work day look like?
There is no such thing. Every day is unique, comes with its own challenges, lessons and opportunities. Some days are packed and cut in million pieces, while in others I can immerse in whatever interesting technical puzzle is on my desk.
Tell us something about the projects you are working on.
For the moment, it’s universal windows applications. But I’m not sure this is relevant – technology is ever-changing, and being a jolly-joker is fun. Before UWP it was Android and before that was Java, and who knows what comes next? Something interesting, I’d bet.
Here, at Infobest, we believe that the source of productivity is the individual knowledge of workers who get things done every day. And the evidence is clear: People perform better when they’re happier.
How often do you switch your job?
What are the main reasons that makes you quit your job and find another company or even an entire new job position?