The baby boomers accepted jobs with pension plans and expected to retire with that company. Many of them have been fortunate enough to realize that benefit. Today, pension plans are gone, companies are being bought and sold like products, and employees are forced to manage their careers very entrepreneurially. Does that mean you should always be looking at new opportunities? Of course not- when you accept a position with a company it is reasonable for them to expect a return of investment from that hire. That should be communicated through a quality hiring process. In broad terms, most roles will offer ROI in the hire between 3-5 years. At that time, a review of the professional opportunity at that “client” (what a company should be considered) and you should also be expected to review your value with new prospective clients. A successful career management plan can impact lifetime earnings by hundreds of thousands of dollars at the middle management level. Bridgeway is best in class at working with companies to set proper expectations and with individuals to make strategic, intelligent decisions with their career.
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