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‘Job for life’ mentality doesn’t exist in modern world

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.

Actualizado: 26 Enero 2016

Speaking to, 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.