Magazine article Talent Development

Continuously Looking: More Than One-Third of Employees Worldwide Are Always in Search of a New Job

Magazine article Talent Development

Continuously Looking: More Than One-Third of Employees Worldwide Are Always in Search of a New Job

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There's a new normal when it comes to employees in the workforce: they might constantly be ready to leave your company.

Continuous candidates, or employees who say they're always looking for a new job opportunity, are on the rise, according to research by ManpowerGroup Solutions. Worldwide, 37 percent of candidates are consistently on the lookout for something new, while Mexico (50 percent) and the United States (41 percent) have the highest individual percentages.

The report, Always Looking: The Rise of Continuous Candidates, states that Mexico and the United States may have inflated percentages due to the quick emergence of alternative employment options. Also, employees believe that job security isn't so strong in those countries due to the economic downturn of a few years ago.

The percentage of continuous candidates in China (33 percent) and Australia and the United Kingdom (30 percent each) were below average.

Millennials, or those ages 18 to 34, make up 60 percent of continuous candidates. …

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