Trouble keeping Next Gen advisers motivated? It may be normal

Study finds worker happiness declines, stress increases after first-year honeymoon

Feb 7, 2017 @ 9:31 am

By InvestmentNews

Maybe the much-discussed difficulty of keeping Next Gen advisers motivated isn't that much different from keeping other workers happy.

Professionals with between one and two years on the job are more stressed, less happy and less interested in their work than those in their first year, according to a survey of 12,000 workers in the U.S. and Canada by staffing firm Robert Half and motivation consultants Happiness Works.

After three years or more on the job, happiness levels edge back up and interest levels increase, the study found. In fact, those with the greatest tenure (21 years or more) showed the highest level of interest in their jobs.

In the second year on the job, aspects that first seemed novel and interesting lose their luster, the survey found.

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