According to Krueger and Killham, employees experiencing work engagement are more passionate about their jobs and feel connected to their organisation. These employees are better equipped to address issues in the workplace such as stress and change. They tend to be more driven and are key players in helping the firm move forward.
Organisational tenure has been found to account for a significant proportion of unique variance in job satisfaction.
According to a Forbes report, tenure may not have a direct relationship with employee engagement, but perhaps new employees who are engaged in their work will be initially satisfied with their supervisor and coworkers. While their tenure increases, they may become more autonomous and, although they remain engaged, their satisfaction with supervision and coworkers may diminish.
However, to maintain employee engagement employers can greatly benefit from having tenured staff with a big picture view of how the company works. It makes sense for managers to clear pathways for people to apply their transferable skills in different functions and departments.
Keep experienced employees matters a lot for the organisation because these workers have already cultivated a degree of understanding on how the company operates and how to drive through the organisational goals and get things done with minimum traction.
Several reports and surveys suggest that having a veteran old employee helps in achieving higher levels of performance. Thus, companies should keep in mind to have more meaningful tenure for employees and a more productive as well as valuable workforce poised to support high organisational goals.