Magazine article Talent Development

Is Job Hopping the New Normal?

Magazine article Talent Development

Is Job Hopping the New Normal?

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The reality of staying with the same company for several decades and retiring with a pension is one of days gone by.

CareerBuilder surveyed 2,138 hiring managers and HR professionals and 3,022 workers, and found that job hopping has been on the rise in recent years. Of employers, more than half (55 percent) said they have hired a job hopper and nearly one-third (32 percent) said they have come to expect workers to job hop. A job hopper is defined as someone who was hired permanently and then leaves the organization within a year or two.

There are several industries in which employers are more likely to expect their workers to job hop. The information technology sector is at the top of this list, with leisure and hospitality following closely behind, trailed by transportation, retail, and manufacturing.

The survey also showed, unsurprisingly, that younger workers often plan to stay with their current organizations two years or less. …

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