From day one at a new organization, employees have an ever-evolving set of needs and expectations that are reflected in the topics they bring up in their survey comments.
Employees in the first three months of their tenure are twice as likely to refer to their organization’s culture, while between three months to a year, they’re beginning to find their voice at work.
Between one to two years, employees are considering their future career path and are almost three times more likely to refer to growth opportunities, while at two to five years, employees are looking to become leaders—and it could be at another organization, as their comments refer to looking for other opportunities.
At five to ten years with their company, employees are thinking more strategically about their company’s mission and goals—and are three times more likely to refer to business decisions. When an employee has been with their organization over a decade, they deeply value their relationship with their company, and feel a sense of pride and satisfaction with their professional life.
Generations Have Different Experiences at Work—But Have More in Common Than You Might Expect