- Quitting will add a flaw to my résumé:
Of course it sounds great to have five years experience as an executive consultant. And yes, it really doesn’t sound that nice to leave your company after the first year. But who cares? If you are so worried about how your résumé looks like, then maybe you should come up with something better than a piece of paper to get forward with your career.
Your résumé should emphasize your achievements and not the places where you wasted your time. If you want to get forward, then you should think more about how to develop your potential and not about working for this or that company for a certain amount of time. You will always achieve more in the job that you really go for. Motivation is and has always been the key.
The low voluntary turnover fairy tale
Annual Staff Meeting: The CEO hopes to encourage employee participation; the topics have been carefully chosen to stimulate communication exchange. However, nobody seems to care; the engineering is concentrated on the challenge of not falling asleep, the marketing is playing business bingo. When the meeting finally approaches the end, HR comes up with the slide about the low employee turnover rate. “We are doing a great job; our employees are high committed with our company” was the obvious conclusion.
A low voluntary turnover is not necessarily a positive development. A high turnover rate does not sound promising; that is true, and it is hard to justify a high fluctuation without concluding that the train ran off the rails. But if everybody is staying, it does not automatically means that it is favorable for your company.