People now change jobs more times throughout their careers than ever before. In fact it’s actually the norm to switch jobs every few years, rather than climbing the ladder within the same company.

In the past job hopping was regarded as a negative thing, as it sparked concerns that the individual has trouble holding down a job, or struggles to commit to a role. However, these days it could in fact be beneficial to your career if you move from job to job, as it helps you to grow your skill-set in a number of different areas and environments.

Either way, it’s good news for recruiters! So how can they go about attracting the best candidates out there? LinkedIn have provided a few pointers.

1) Awareness

  • Recruiters need to familiarise themselves with the reasons that people change jobs.
  • The number one reason for leaving a company is the lack of advancement opportunities.
  • The top reason for taking a new job is that it is beneficial to their career path and future opportunities.
  • 49% are hesitant to join a new company if they don’t have a good talent brand, as they would like to build an idea of what it would be like to work there first.

2) Consideration

  • Referrals are highly valuable to recruiters, as they can trust the judgement of people they know.
  • They need to make the employer stand out from competitors, as most candidates will also be interviewing elsewhere.

3) Decision

  • Recruiters need to act quickly to recruit job hoppers.
  • 44% will take less than a month between discovering a job and accepting the offer.
  • Money isn’t the main motive among job changers, however 74% receive more money in the new role.

4) Retention

  • Once the new hire starts at the company, give them a reason to stay!
  • 42% of employees who leave a job could have been convinced to stay.

How to reach job changers on LinkedIn:

  • Create a great recruiter and talent brand.
  • Tailor your messages to the individuals and their career goals.
  • Empower your employees by helping them grow professionally and involving them in business decisions.

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