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Do employees plan on changing Rhode Island jobs?

Posted on August 1, 2019

Some employees may be changing jobs in Rhode Island, according to a recent survey by Careerbuilder.

The survey shows employees are split on how they feel about their current job: 50% feel like they have a career while the remaining 50% feel like they have just a job, and 32% of employees plan to change jobs this year.

Employers are struggling to navigate tight labor pools due to the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years. CareerBuilder helps businesses find and hire top talent by streamlining the entire hiring process, and recently conducted this survey to gain insights to both newly hired and tenured employees’ expectations for how they want to be treated throughout the entire employment journey. These survey results will help employers deliver the next-gen hiring and benefits needed to attract and retain modern employees.  

CareerBuilder’s survey reveals the following insights to why employees left their last job, and what they find most important when considering whether to apply for and stay at a job.

  • Many employees want to get ahead in their career but aren’t offered educational opportunities to learn the skills needed to do so. Only 32% of employees are satisfied with the opportunities for career advancement and just 37% are satisfied with the training and learning opportunities at their current company, and the majority (58%) think their company does not offer enough opportunities to learn new skills and help them move up in their career. If offered, 73% of employees whose companies do not currently offer educational opportunities or workshops outside of work hours say they would be likely to participate if they were available. 

    To fill vacant roles, an increasing number of companies are training workers who may not have the skills needed but do have potential for higher-skill jobs. Fifty-six percent of employers have paid for employees to get skills-based training or continued education outside the office so they can move up to a higher-skill job within their organization, and a growing number of companies will need to invest in training as they revamp their offerings to compete for talent. 

  • The job seeker experience is paramount. CareerBuilder’s platform shows more than 70% of their consumer audience is on mobile devices, and employees say an application that is difficult or confusing to complete (42%), or one that takes too long to complete (31%), would cause them to give up before submitting. In the midst of a mobile-first and on-demand world, employers have to meet candidates where they are. AI-driven mobile capabilities can bring a richer, more intuitive experience and match companies and qualified talent more effectively. CareerBuilder’s mobile app for the dual-sided employment marketplace is an AI-powered tool that builds and stores a job seeker’s personalized resume in less than a minute with a few simple clicks and provides around-the-clock mobile access to talent, jobs and career information.  
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