10 Jan 12

“Failing is not a result of overly developing a strength,” claims HBR. “It’s a lack of attention to related leadership characteristics. In the same way that Michael Phelps might improve as a swimmer, not through swimming more laps but by developing complementary strengths such as weight training, running, and other cross-training activities, people can improve leadership strengths by straightforward development of strongly correlated companion skills and behaviors.”

According to research, the reality about job hopping is that it often costs employees far more than it costs the companies they leave.

“People who had a minimum of experience of five years with a single employer typically got 8% increases in compensation a year compared with about 5% for people with a history of job hopping,” claims the article. “Short-term hopping is not advantageous to the employer or employee.”

The same research also found that people who stick with a single company are more productive and creative.

We all know that employee retention – particularly of star people – is profitable to companies. This research seems to indicate that it’s even more profitable to the people who stay.

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