According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2016, the median time employees spent with one employer was 4.2 years. That means half of employees were with the same company for longer times; half less. The figure was down slightly from the 4.6 years calculated in 2014. Other statistics indicate that at some of the top 500 U.S. companies, median employee tenure drops to one year or less. So, it’s no wonder they were celebrating at Cartus Corp. in Danbury recently. While nearly one-fourth of all employees have worked with the relocation company for 15 years or more, employee Judy Jensen broke the company record.
Jensen, an accounts receivable analyst, completed her 50th year with Cartus. Her colleagues joined her in celebrating this milestone with a reception, gifts and well-deserved recognition.
When Jensen first joined Cartus in 1967, she worked in a small, quiet, second-floor office in Darien filled with NCR (National Cash Register) machines, busily typing equity checks by hand. Over the years, she held positions in accounts payable, collections/billing and accounts receivable before her appointment as accounts receivable analyst.
A lot has changed since those early days and, according to Jensen, technology has enabled her and her co-workers to handle higher work volumes and larger portfolios efficiently. “The change is what’s constant,” said Jensen. “It keeps the brain from rotting.”
“Judy, like all of our employees, brings so much to the company, both personally and professionally,” said Amy Meichner, senior vice president of human resources. “We take pride in creating a collaborative environment and company culture and we believe that’s why so many of our employees choose to stay here as long as they do.”