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Are employers aware of job-hopping at Rhode Island healthcare jobs?

Posted on May 19, 2014

Employers may be distinctly aware of those who are ready to job-hop from Rhode Island healthcare jobs, according to a recent survey from Careerbuilder.

More than half (55 percent) of employers surveyed said they have hired a job-hopper and nearly one-third (32 percent) of all employers said they have come to expect workers to job-hop.

By the age of 35, 25 percent of workers have held five jobs or more. For workers ages 55 and older, 20 percent have held ten jobs or more.

Forty-one percent of employers said that job-hopping becomes less acceptable when a worker reaches his/her early to mid-30s (ages 30 or 35). Twenty-eight percent find job-hopping less acceptable after the age of 40.

When hiring a new college graduate, nearly half (45 percent) of employers expect the new hire to stay with the organization for two years or less, while more than one in four (27 percent) expect new college grads to stay five years or longer.

Information Technology, an industry with a notable talent shortage and highly competitive recruitment tactics, has the largest percentage of employers who expect workers to job-hop. Rounding out the top five industries are:

· Information Technology – 42 percent

· Leisure & Hospitality – 41 percent

· Transportation – 37 percent

· Retail – 36 percent

· Manufacturing – 32 percent

a significant number of employers (43 percent) won’t consider a candidate who’s had short tenures with several employers. However, others point to advantages in hiring people who have worked for numerous companies. More than half (53 percent) of employers said job-hoppers tend to have a wide range of expertise, and can adapt quickly (51 percent).The majority of employers (55 percent) said that they’ve hired someone they’d categorize as a job-hopper. Of those employers:

· 34 percent said the job-hopper left after a short period of time

· 40 percent said the job-hopper stayed for at least two years

· 17 percent said the job-hopper stayed for at least three years.

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