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 How to calculate the length of service from hire date in Excel?

If you have a range of data including employee names and their date of joining your company in a worksheet, now, you may want to calculate their length of service, it means to get how many years and months an employee has worked for your company. This article, I will talk about quick method to solving this job for you.

Calculate the length of service from the hire date with Formula


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For example, I have the following data of names and their hire date and end date, with a formula, you can finish it quickly.

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Please enter this formula: =DATEDIF(B2,C2,"y") & " years " & DATEDIF(B2,C2,"ym") & " months " into a blank cell beside your data range, E2, for instance, and then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula, and all years and months which employees have worked in a company are calculated at once, see screenshot:

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Note: In the above formula, B2 is the start date cell and C2 is the end date cell, you can change them to your need.


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    Eve · 5 months ago
    Ive tried this formula and it comes up with #value!


    Please help
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      skyyang · 4 months ago
      Hello, Eve,
      The above formula works well in my worksheet, which Excel version do you use?
      Or you can insert your error screenshot here.
      Thank you!
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    AB · 7 months ago
    How can I calculate years of service from the date or hire to today?
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      skyyang · 7 months ago
      Hello, AB,
      To calculate years of service from the hire date to today, you just need to apply the following formula: (Note: A2 is the hire date, change it to your need)
      =DATEDIF(A2,TODAY(),"y") & " years " & DATEDIF(A2,TODAY(),"ym") & " months "

      Please try it, hope it can help you!