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What makes employees stay with the same company for years?

A recent poll conducted by Apna.co offers valuable insights into the reasons behind the decision of many professionals to stay with a single firm for extended periods of time, in a time when career transfers are common. With the evaluation season quickly approaching, this poll sought to unravel the expectations and objectives of today’s workforce by gathering opinions from 10,000 professionals in a variety of sectors.

Career advancement over stability

Fascinatingly, the poll shows a notable change in the priorities of employees. Of the respondents, about 54% stated that they would rather have prospects for career progression than just job stability. This is in line with an increasing trend where workers search for advancement opportunities within their existing companies rather than merely a job.

More than just the money

Wage is still a major consideration for workers, but it’s not the only one. According to the survey, 44% of workers give their organization’s work culture a high priority. An upbeat, encouraging, and non-toxic work environment is becoming increasingly important for both general well-being and job satisfaction.

Diverse motivations for staying

The poll clarifies a number of additional motivating elements that influence employee retention:

  • Sense of freedom and accomplishment: 37% of workers are motivated by having a sense of freedom and accomplishment in their work.
  • Global exposure: 21% of respondents are enthusiastic about working abroad and traveling for business, highlighting the value of this exposure and the opportunities it presents.
  • Leadership and responsibilities: 54% of respondents appear to appreciate leadership positions in their companies, indicating a willingness to influence and guide.
  • Skill development: 36% seek mentorship and growth from senior leadership or industry experts, while 40% emphasize advanced training programs.

The role of organizations

As Apna co-CEO and co-founder Nirmit Parikh said, the survey underscores the changing goals of today’s workforce. He points out that if they see opportunities for skill development, career promotion, and a favorable work culture, many employees are ready to stay with their firms.

Thus, organizations have a very important function to perform. Employers can increase job satisfaction and improve employee retention by creating a culture that values employee growth and provides extensive training opportunities. This strategy is necessary to develop a dedicated and driven workforce equipped to handle the demands of a changing labor market.


The survey’s findings serve as a call to action for business executives and HR directors. Recognizing and meeting employees’ wants and goals can make the difference between keeping top talent on staff and watching them leave for better opportunities in a competitive labor market. Employers who pay attention to their staff and make constant adjustments are more likely to succeed in the long run, fostering growth and success for both parties.

It will be interesting to watch how these patterns develop over time and how businesses modify their approaches to suit the shifting demands of their workforce. One thing is certain: companies that place a high priority on their employees’ professional and personal development will stand out in the competition for talent retention.