‘Job for life’ mentality doesn’t exist in modern world, says Hays (video)
James Milligan, senior business director, Hays Ireland

‘Job for life’ mentality doesn’t exist in modern world, says Hays (video)

3 Jun 20151.18k Views

IT is an ever-changing sector, so it stands to reason that those who work within it also seek change. The industry has become synonymous with movement.

Speaking to Siliconrepublic.com, James Milligan, senior business director at Hays Ireland, discussed that movement within a broader context, comparing it to that across all sectors and describing how the concept of a ‘job for life’ has come to an end.

Milligan highlighted changing attitudes to longevity of employment. The possibility of employees staying in one role over a long period of time is actually becoming less desirable, particularly in IT, where fixed-term contracts are the norm.

Keeping employees happy over the period of those contracts is relatively simple, says Milligan. A matter of a fair salary, benefits, career progression and personal development.

Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty served as Silicon Republic’s Careers Editor from when she joined the company in 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy, and sassy comebacks. Her favourite thing on the internet is, and will likely remain, Pun Dog.

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