Work anniversaries are natural reflection points.
When we take on a new job, we set expectations for what we want to accomplish in 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, etc.
When we start to hit those time markers, we think about where we are and where we had hoped to be when we began. Likely, the role has not taken the exact path we’d imagined, so we shift our expectations and consider our future— including a future somewhere else. In fact, job search activity rises 9% around employee work anniversaries.
Supporting employees during their work anniversaries is an easy way to recognize loyalty and contributions, but also to create a sense of belonging at a particularly reflective time.