Job Hopping Growth Raises Counteroffer Questions

Source: Maureen Minehan, Employment Alert, Volume 35, Issue 11, May 29, 2018
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More employees than ever view job hopping as a good idea, according to new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. Sixty-four percent of the professionals they surveyed said changing roles every few years can be beneficial to their careers, a 22% increase since 2014.

Higher salaries are seen as the biggest perk of job hopping, followed by gaining new skills and moving up the career ladder faster. While employees under the age of 35 are the most likely to see job hopping as a sound strategy (75%), a majority of employees aged 35-54 (59%) and workers aged 55 and older (51%) or older also view it as beneficial. ….

While investing in employees’ growth and making your company a great place to work are good steps to take, a number of employees will still seek new opportunities. In those cases, employers will have to decide whether to make a counteroffer in hopes of retaining them or wish the employees well and let them go. ….