We’ve all read the statistics on job hopping. The average number of years that U.S. workers stay with their current employer is 4.6. Even lower if you are between the ages of 20 to 34: it’s only half that (2.3 years).
But according to ACTUAL recruiters, we may have this all wrong.
According to a recent survey of 1,500 staffing recruiters, the biggest obstacle for an unemployed candidate in regaining employment was HOPPING JOBS. Surprisingly, this outscored both; “being unemployed for more than one year” and “gaps in employment history”.
Feel free to see what other interesting findings the survey found in the infographic below.
Job Hopping Nuts and Bolts
According to recruiters the biggest obstacles for an unemployed candidate in regaining employments are…
- 39% Hopping jobs
- 31% Being unemployed for more than a year
- 28% Gaps in employment history
The easiest age group to place in new jobs are candidates in their…
- 70% in their 30′s
- 1% in their 50′s
- 0% in their 60′s
- Candidates in their 40′s are in more demand than those in their 20′s
The range of time for which a candidate is unemployed before it becomes difficult for a recruiter to place them in a new job…
- 36% 6 months to a year
- 17% fewer than 6 months
- 4% say it is difficult no matter the duration
Factors that make it hardest for recruiters to place unemployed candidates in jobs…
- 31% skills are no longer in demand
- 26% candidates are out of touch with modern technology/workplace
Recruiters admitted it was easier to place somoene with a criminal record (non-felony) in a new job than someone who has been unemployed for two years.
78% of recruiters ranked getting fired as the most severely damaging to a candidate’s future employment prospects.
Special thanks to Bullhorn for conducting the research.