Readers of WatchPro and Professional Jeweller appear to be highly loyal to their employers, with almost one third of them saying they have been with their current employer for more than 10 years.
An additional 18.5% saying they have been with the same company for between five and 10 years, so fully half of executives have been with their current company for five or more years.
The statistics are extracted after just two days of polling WatchPro and Professional Jeweller readers in its exclusive Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey.
Almost 200 individuals have already completed the survey in just two days.
The full results of the survey will be published in the January edition of the magazine, and the data for each question will move during the coming two weeks as response continues to come in.
The watch and jewellery is renowned for its continuity and dynasties that often stretch back for centuries, so it is not surprising to see a considerable proportion of executives in the sectors devoting years of service to their companies.
Only 12.6% of people responding to the survey have been at their current company for less than a year.
As we revealed yesterday, less than 17% of Professional Jeweller and WatchPro readers are actively planning to move to a new employer next year, although 36% don’t know whether they plan to move.
The comprehensive Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey remains open for the next 10 days. The response has been phenomenal, but the data will become more and more valuable with the greatest number of people taking part.
“We urge everybody to get involved and not just leave it to others to provide the data that will be more and more valuable as the number of responses rises,” said Rob Corder, managing director of Professional Jeweller and WatchPro.
No contact details or personal information are collected; the survey is 100% anonymous.