Melbourne, Apr 15 : This might be something you already knew - no matter how much you slog, at the end of the day it's the result that counts for your employer, and not your loyalty.
According to a survey Down Under, bosses don't care how long you've worked with them, it's results that count.
Gone are the days when the most valuable employee was the loyal worker who'd racked up 10 years' long service. Today they are considered equal to someone who only started two months ago.
Bosses are far more interested in workers who are productive, proactive and engaged.
That's the news from a poll of 32 large Australian and international companies conducted by recruitment firm Alexander Mann Solutions.
The research also found that when it came to attracting and retaining valuable staff, 91 per cent of respondents believed the culture of the workplace was key.
They said the most attractive workplace cultures featured recognition of achievement, strong leadership, promotion opportunities, individual responsibility, training opportunities and a positive and challenging environment.
"One thing that has changed in the last decade is that the experience of the individual in the working environment is not just about how interesting the work is," News.com.au quoted Jeremy Tipper, director of Alex Mann Solutions, as saying.
"It's as much about cultural fit and whether the organization you're working for has the same perspective you do as an individual," Tipper added.