Job-hoppers are people who change jobs frequently. Every few months they are in a new place. Is it bad? Let’s figure it out further. We will also discuss the risks and benefits.
Job-hoppers are people who change jobs frequently. Every few months they are in a new place. Is it bad? Let’s figure it out further.

First, a little about their motivation. The main thing is the salary. Of course, because with such a strategy, you don’t have to count on vertical growth.

According to a Forbes report, employees who have been with the company for more than 2 years are paid 50% less. And every HR will say that the new employee in the position is paid more than the previous one. So in terms of finances, this strategy makes sense.

Other benefits are the possibility of professional growth, because new requirements, services for work, etc. are put forward at each new place. And in general, the harder you search, the warmer you find a place.

For companies, the situation is not so rosy, but it has its advantages.

40% of employers will reject candidates when they see in their resume that a person is from the job-hopper category. And what do we see from this? That more than half are not at all against hiring such a person, even understanding all the risks.

And what are the risks?

  1. 1. Most likely, your job-hopper will not stay long.
  2. 2. Searching for a newbie after a job-hopper will again cost you money.
  3. 3. They care little about intangible motivational factors, so be prepared to pay above the average salary in the market.
  4. 4. After working for you for a while, a person can get a job with competitors. And who knows whether your secret “receivers” will be revealed.

But there are also advantages.

  1. Such people have a rather interesting and diverse experience, a non-standard view of work.
  2. Most likely, such a person worked for your competitors, so he can bring some chips.
  3. You will spend less on the development and training of such an employee, because they are used to learning new things and do not need additional motivation for this.
  4. They do not “shake down” for several weeks, but immediately take on new tasks and responsibilities with zeal, so there will definitely be no problems with productivity.
  5. In order to find a new cool job, job hoppers need to have a strong resume, so most likely such an employee will contribute something useful, productive and constructive to the work of the company. Yes, maybe just to add it to your CV, but for your benefit.

But it is worth remembering that job hoppers do not always become conscious, but simply because they have not really found THEIR company. So you can try to hold each such “jumper” longer.

And we, recruiters, have only to accept this trend, because the more new generations enter the labor market, the fewer of them there will be who want to find one job and for a long time. Not to mention the “for life” format, as it was in the 50s.

Serial entrepreneur Penelope Trunk believes that to build a successful career, you need to change jobs at least once every three years.

So how do we get used to new trends?

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