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The surprisingly effective retention power of lateral career moves

Climbing ladders
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Climb the ladder at your own pace.
  • Lila MacLellan
By Lila MacLellan

Quartz at Work reporter

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What keeps someone happy at work for the long haul?

Alas, if an easy answer existed, weโ€™d share it with you. But we do have some data mined by LinkedIn that can shed light on part of the riddle.

In its recent analysis of data from 32 million profiles, the work-focused social media network found there was a 70% chance that people who were promoted at a company would still be there after three years, while only 45% of people who stayed in the same position were likely to be around three years later.

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