2019-01-30 13:06:17 来源：人力资源市场观察 责任编辑：小琦
INDIA – MAJORITY OF WORKERS HAVE JOB-HOPPED IN THE PAST, INDEED FINDS
The majority, or 60%, of Indian workers have job-hopped in the past, according to a survey from job site Indeed.
Indeed found that job-hopping has become a common trend amongst Indian job seekers with the trend more visible amongst the millennial workforce, with 56% of respondents having job-hopped in a short duration at least once.
For the survey, workers surveyed considered a short period of employment to be 16 months or less.
Indeed also found that women employees were less likely to hop jobs in the short term when compared to their male counterparts.
Meanwhile, 56% of Indian workers have voluntarily left a role after only a short period of time, with 85% of respondents stating that they would add a job to their resume regardless of how long they had stayed in that role.
While, the concept of job hopping is not a new one, the Indian workforce is seeing a climb in project-based work and contract work, which is fuelling a willingness to switch roles more readily. The most popular reasons for leaving a role in a short period of time were that: the job did not live up to expectations (30%); it was an unhappy work environment (29%), or they were offered a better role elsewhere (38%).
Of Indeed’s survey, 49% of respondents saw job-hopping as an opportunity to learn new skills and over 43% stated job hopping could help boost their resume or identify greater job prospects.
However, the trend seems to be slightly higher amongst millennial men than women wherein, 47% of the latter surveyed have never voluntarily left a role after a short period of time, as compared to 43% of the former.
Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India said, “The millennial workforce is an interesting cohort and the world is always curious about their next move. In recent years, many studies have been commissioned to get a deeper understanding of what they, with the reputation for job-hopping, are looking for in an employer.”
“In the same way that the generation has redefined consumerism, studies indicate that the workplace is another commodity of consumption for the millennials: unless they feel the job is worth their while or are meaningfully engaged, they will look out for the next best opportunity. Employers need to devise ways in which they can retain and continue to attract this talent pool,” Kumar said.
In contrast to the attitudes of job seekers, employers continue to believe that frequent job movements are indicative of indecisiveness in a candidate and demonstrate a lack of loyalty.
A vast majority, or 87%, of employers surveyed stated that they had chosen not to interview a candidate in the past due to a history of short-term jobs. Indeed found that 69% of respondents who had changed jobs twice in the last five years stated they had been overlooked in roles they were qualified for, due to their history of job hopping.
Although 44% of respondents stated they have never job-hopped in the past, 7 in 10 respondents also reported that they had stayed in roles longer than they wanted to in order to avoid being perceived as a job hopper.