Job hopping; what are our thoughts? Well, quite honestly, it used to be something that would raise a red flag on your CV. However, recently we’ve learned that it’s not so uncommon or frowned upon anymore; and we’ve got our hands in 2 very different markets!
So, what are the reasons that loyalty behaviour is shifting? It could be the dramatic increase in start-ups. They either win or fail right, and evidently- so do their employees- right? So, we decided to have a look and find out factors are making this the new normal.
Money: people say you should never make a decision based on money alone, but if you’re chasing a quick bump up; some may think a job change is the way to do it. In our opinion, culture and work environment should be given more priority.
Career growth: a lot of people are driven by development and seek roles that will provide them that opportunity. Many companies struggle to communicate development plans effectively. That’s not to say they don’t exist, but it does mean that if you don’t convey the importance of career growth to employees, some may jump the gun and leave.
Candidates want to be as fast-paced and adaptable as the industry they work in. If things are ever changing and evolving, employees feel they want to move on to bigger and better.
We are an ‘impatient generation’. Staying with a particular company for your whole career is not something you see much of anymore. People have become impatient and want to see a faster return on the investment of their time- which is not necessarily a good thing.
We’re not advocating job-hopping, nor are we saying that it’s completely disappeared as something recruiters look out for. We’re just saying that if you’re contemplating a job change, make sure it’s for the right reasons. Consider culture, your peers, the leadership team, the opportunity for you to learn and whether or not you believe in their product.