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Snag Passive Job Seekers With a Dynamic Online Career Center

An analysis run by LinkedIn shows 85 percent of the full-time employed workforce consider themselves to be passive job seekers. This trend is particularly prevalent among the growing population of younger employees known for their lack of tenure: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees between 20 and 34 years of age average a median stay of two to three years in their jobs. With the majority of employees regularly on the hunt for their next big opportunity, the labor force is becoming much more transient, and job hopping is becoming the new norm. This presents associations with some unique opportunities. First, associations have more access now than ever to talented candidates and should revamp their staffing strategies to include these less tenured employees. While job hopping carried a stigma in the past, the reality is most people leave positions in favor of promotional opportunities or to join more prestigious organizations. This is more indicative of ambition and talent rather than instability as previously believed. Particularly with younger workers, it is important to note many of them entered the workforce during the economic recession between 2008 and 2010. Because of the recession, they missed out on a couple years’ worth of potential pay increases and promotional opportunities and are still trying to recoup these losses. Some recruiting advisers suggest employees make a point of changing jobs every several  years as a way to keep their skill set up to date and their compensation competitive, because, as pointed out by ...

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