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Staffing amid rise in job-hopping

Job-hopping isn’t new but the latest numbers are just staggering.

A survey by Jobvite, a recruiting software company, found that about half of employees are either actively seeking a new job or are open to one.

In other words, this trend is only accelerating.

Jobvite’s 2014 Job Seeker Nation Study found that 51 percent of employees are seeking new work or would accept a new job. 

Over one-third of employees (35 percent) reported that they change jobs at least every five years, and 18 percent reported changing jobs every six to 10 years.

Just under half (47 percent) of employees said that they would stay with their company for 10 years or more.

The survey featured responses from 2,135 adults, 1,303 of whom were participants in the U.S. labor force.

“HR departments need to focus on ways to work with this new reality,” Dan Finnigan, president and CEO of Jobvite, said. “Companies should think of themselves almost like universities in the sense of the four-year timeline, as employees will expect to gain new skills and then move on to the next opportunity that will further their career trajectory.”

 

About the Author


Will Temby

Will has enjoyed a 20-year career in leadership positions in the hospitality and travel industry throughout the U.S. with the Hyatt, Sheraton, Hilton, Renaissance and Steamboat Ski and Resort corporations. Will received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. From 2000-2007, he served as President and CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. He also served as Vice President-Special Projects for the University of Colorado Foundation from 2007 to 2009. Will is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Homeland Defense Foundation and former member of the United States Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. He is married to Nan, has five wonderful children, and enjoys coaching, traveling, hiking, golfing and skiing.

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