Do Your Employees Believe They Have A Job Or A Career? You Make The Call

A CareerBuilder survey shows employees' feelings about their jobs: half feel like they have a career, and the other half considers their work to be just a job.

Those surveyed included more than 1000 managers and human resource managers, in addition to more than 1000 full time employees, across companies of various sizes in various industries.

Other interesting findings from the survey include:

  • Employees use mobile apps to fill out job applications. If the app doesn't work or is too complicated, they won't proceed, and they lose interest in that potential employer.
  • Benefits (75 percent), commute times (59 percent), half-day Fridays (42 percent), and on-site fitness centers (23 percent) are important.
  • Overall, 32 percent plan to change jobs this year, and twenty-nine percent said they are regularly searching for another job.

"Survey from CareerBuilder Reveals Half of Employees Feel They Have 'Just a Job' Amid Heightened Career Expectations" (Jul. 23, 2019).

So, the question for our readers is: do your employees think of their work as a job or as a career?

Please let us know what you think in the comment section or take the poll. Here is the opinion of one of the McCalmon editorial staff:

Jack McCalmon, Esq.

For employers, the key is having as many employees as possible considering their work with your organization as a career. If it is just a "job", then your chances of turnover are much higher. Careers are primarily linked to opportunities. The more opportunities for advancement, training, continual education, working with others, and, of course, raises, the more likely an employee views their position as a career. 

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