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Keys to a Long Tenure

Posted on February 24, 2015

A new study from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 90% of employees over age 50 are happy with their jobs. This serves as a testimonial that older and long tenured employees are fully engaged in their company and careers.

One key to success and tenure with the same company is pride in your product or service. Enthusiasm in your product will keep you onboard with your company’s overall goals. It is also a good selling point for your product. Although this may seem contradictory to the point of this blog, change is inevitable and not only should you accept change, you should learn how to embrace it.

No matter what your age or tenure with a company, a willingness to change and a willingness to learn are vital. After all, if you plan to stay with the same company for the length of your career, you’ll want to keep things fresh. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks if the dog is open minded and willing to learn. Eliminate boredom by accepting difficult and challenging assignments, projects that showcase your talents and experience. Learn to manage your time. Always prioritize and develop techniques to stay organized and efficient. Express a positive attitude and respect for your co-workers. Always be willing to help newer employees develop and integrate to the team. Always be willing to pay attention and learn as well. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve learned a few things from newer co-workers. Learn to deal with difficult co-workers by taking the higher road. Manage stress. Have a sense of humor. A good laugh (once in a while) is the best medicine for on-the-job stress. Show your employer and your co-workers you will always be engaged beyond age 50, 60 70!….Let your experience and wisdom shine through. Not only will it make for a better environment for those around you, in time, customers will also notice.

Post provided by Vince Dimento, Senior Customer Support Representative. Vince celebrated his 20 year anniversary with Nilfisk-Advance, Industrial Vacuum Division in 2014.