According to a recent survey of more than 10,000 people who just changed jobs, the number one reason for doing so was for career advancement. Forty-five percent of those people surveyed said they saw their job as a dead end and left it for a chance to grow.
So what does this mean for recruitment? This is valuable information that can help you entice passive candidates. Add career advancement to what you talk about with candidates and include it in your job descriptions to attract candidates that might not leave their jobs otherwise.
“The answer is clear: sell the future. Sell not just the offered job itself, but where the job can take the person.”
And while money wasn’t one of the top reasons people surveyed started looking for jobs, it did play a role in their decisions to take a new position. In fact, according to the survey, 74 percent of people who changed jobs got a higher salary at their new position. So, while you should focus on career advancement to entice candidates, you should also know that money is probably going to be the deciding factor.
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