Historically, recruiters and employers have avoided hiring candidates that appear to have a history of job-hopping from their resumes. Totally understandablecompanies want to hire and invest in employees who plan to stick around. But job-hopping has become less of a concern for HR, especially as the trend has become more common amongst younger generations, specifically millennials.
Future Workplace recently reported 91 percent of millennials, which includes those born between 1977 and 1997, expect to stay in a job for less than three years. That means they would have up to 20 jobs throughout their careers!
To help their businesses cope with the reality of a less stable workforce, many employers have become more open to hiring job hoppers and are able to realize multiple benefits for their organizations.
#1 Job hoppers bring diverse experiences and skills to your company.
Candidates who’ve worked for multiple employers most likely have obtained a wider set of skills. They’ve worked with a variety of people, on different teams and in different workplace environments. The diverse skills they’ve gained could prove valuable for a role you’re hiring for.
#2 Job hoppers usually have histories of high performance.
In order to be able to move from one role to the next, job hoppers have to prove they can get up to speed quickly and add immediate value to the organization. “You can’t job hop if don’t add value each place you go,” says Penelope Trunk, founder of Brazen Careerist. “That’s why job hoppers are usually overachievers on projects they are involved in; they want something good to put on their resume. So from employers’ perspective, this is a good thing.”
#3 Job hoppers are skilled at adapting.
Job hoppers are forced to adapt to working in different environments and workplace culturesa good sign the employee can handle change at a fast-paced company. Also, job hoppers can bring new perspectives and solutions based on experiences with different employers.
The job-hopping trend is showing no signs of slowing down, which is why you need an efficient hiring and recruiting solution that can handle the high-volume of job openings and applicants you could potentially have to process. Contact us to discover how you can improve your hiring and recruiting efforts now to keep up with your future hiring needs.