One of the most popular client requests across many industries is ‘longevity’. But in today’s job market, what does this actually mean? With the millennial workforce killing the idea of the ‘forever job’, and job-hopping becoming the norm instead of the exception, longevity is almost an outdated concept. It is up to recruiters to educate their clients about this shift and explain the benefits of a candidate moving around. Here’s how:
Establish what they mean by jumpy
Each hiring manager will have a different idea of what ‘jumpy’ is and a reason to avoid it. Before you try and convince them otherwise, take the time to understand what they actually define as ‘too short’ – is it three months? Six months? Two years? Once you understand what they are looking for, you’ll be able to narrow your search. It’s also worth discussing why they’ve avoided jumpy CVs in the past – have they been burnt by an employee leaving? Or was it something they’d been told and never questioned?
Facts and figures
The millennial workforce is set to take up 50% of the global workforce by 2020, meaning their sensibilities and habits are set to become the norm. A 2018 Deloitte study found that 43% of millennials plan to leave their current jobs within two years, and just 28% plan to stay beyond five years. More broadly, Tiger’s 2019 Salary Review revealed that 62% of surveyed support staff had been in their role for less than two years, and 50% were planning on leaving within the next 12 months. Informing your clients of this movement, backed up with statistics like these, will encourage an understanding of what’s going on in the market and, therefore, what their expectations should be. Read more here…
Source: The Undercover Recruiter