Reflections on 7 years – Retention

Came to the realisation this morning that today marks the 7 year anniversary of me joining my current role.  7 years is a long time to stay in one company….so in true HR style I started to reflect on why:

  • I love the people I work with.  I have amazing colleagues.
  • The culture of the organisation really suits me.  I am lucky enough to find a place to work where its staff are trusted and empowered.  I don’t fear making a mistake because I know I will learn from them.
  • I am still learning.
  • I work with Volunteers and that can be amazingly challenging and amazing rewarding all at the same time.
  • I don’t wish to sound too “gushy” but I really support what the organisation is doing (benefit of working 3rd sector).
  • They support my development (even when I want to do something a bit left field!!)

There is no mention in my list of reward or benefits but about recognition, trust and personal development.  Interesting what can influence retention.

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