How often should you switch roles?
If you’re an HR specialist, it’s likely that you think frequently moving employers is key to your career progression. According to the results of our Career Lifestyle Survey of 1,420 HR professionals around the UK, 52% of you believe you should change at least every three years, significantly higher than the average of 42% among all professions. Fewer lawyers (32%), sales people (33%) and treasurers (36%) think they should move jobs this frequently.
Clearly, most of you feel that changing employers is the best way of developing your professional expertise, and that doing so gives you a variety of experience that you simply do not get by staying with the organisation for a number of years. For example, your CV will generally look stronger if you’re able to demonstrate that you have worked across a variety of sectors and experience in businesses of different sizes. The same can be said for specific HR disciplines.