1 In 5 Workers Job Hunting
February 19th, 2007
With the New Year comes the hunt for a new job with 20 percent of the workforce, according to national survey.
“January is one of the busiest job search months of the year as workers put their New Year's resolutions into action,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of Human Resources at CareerBuilder.com. “Job seekers may have more negotiating power as employers offer sweeter deals to fill productivity gaps and headcount quotas impacted by the Baby Boomers' exit from the work force."
Of those exploring new employment, the reasons breakdown into four categories according to CareerBuilder's survey, “2007 Job Forecast”:
In addition, CareerBuilder's study found that half of employers plan to increase salaries on initial offers to new employees.
Key factors influencing employees' decision to look for new opportunities include:
For those corporations looking to lure away dissatisfied workers from other jobs, the study reported that respondents are looking at four primary criteria: Good career advancement opportunities, company stability in the market, good work culture, and flexible schedules.