From the employee’s view, changing jobs can bring a higher salary, increased res
From the employee's view, changing jobs can bring a higher salary, increased responsibilities, new skills, and greater job fulfillment. From the employer's view, job hoppers (spending less than two years in a position) are considered damaged goods and shunned because they may have been fired from previous positions for slacking off or failing to fit in or they have no loyalty. Job turnover bottomed out during of the Great Recession (2007-2009). Those who had jobs were hanging on to them. However, as the economy improved, turnover increased again. This is bad news for employers because of the heavy cost of hiring and training replacements. Do you think millennials are more likely to be job hoppers? Not so, claims one writer. He says that job hopping is a myth: "The data consistently show that today's young people are actually less professionally inclined to move from job to job than previous generations. In fact, millennials—and the U.S. economy as a whole—would be better off if they'd live up to the stereotype and start switching jobs more often." [Casselman, B. 2015, May 6. Enough already about the job-hopping millennials. See also Shandrow, K. L. 2015, February 2. Is job hopping losing its bad rap?] Do you think job hopping is a good thing or a bad thing for employees? For employers? Why would Casselman in the quote above say the U.S. economy would be better off if millennials (also known as generation Y born between 1981 to 1996) would actually do more job hopping? Other sources agree that millennials deserve the reputation for job hopping because they move freely from job to job and are unattached to institutions. What do you think? Is job hopping a good path to higher salaries or is it a red flag to prospective employers?

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