- Research from ManpowerGroup Solutions found that four in 10 employees in the U.S. are actively searching for work, according to SHRM. The study determined that 37% of employees are always seeking the next great career experience. 7% of U.S. respondents said they had applied to 15 or more jobs in the last six months.
- Older millennials, who are in the age ranges of 24-34, are chronically looking for new jobs, most likely because they have advanced work experience compared with their younger counterparts, and they are ripe for a new career opportunity.
- Stockholm-based employer branding firm Universum also conducted an international survey and found that 55% of Generation Z candidates are interested in forming their own businesses. If recruiters want to tap into this younger generation, then they must think about ways to work with companies that foster an entrepreneurial environment.
The results presented in both the ManPower and the Universum studies demonstrate that the world of work is evolving dramatically around the desires of younger generations of employees who want more than just a paycheck and a cubicle.
SHRM pointed out that job hoppers are easy to spot because of their job histories and activity on social networks and job sites. Targeting job hoppers with outstanding career opportunities where their value are honored makes good sense from a recruitment standpoint. SHRM suggested that this area is where recruiters can focus their efforts when looking for new candidates because they are already receptive to new companies.