According to a recent American Staffing Association survey, relatively few U.S. adults plan to look for a new job this year – which means more passive candidates for recruiters.
The survey found that 6 in 10 employed adults express little likelihood of seeking a new job opportunity this year.
What’s keeping people in their current roles? Work-life balance and schedule flexibility ranked higher than pay or wage potential in what employed adults value most about their current jobs. But pay or wage potential and benefits would be the most important considerations in deciding to change jobs.
Couple this with the fact that more jobs are being created than there are qualified candidates to fill them and this creates a unique problem for recruiters.
These findings are important to employers and recruiters, pointing to a need for change when it comes to recruitment and retention strategies.
“Quality of life matters in retaining current employees. Compensation matters most in recruiting employees to change jobs,” Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer said.
Digital Marketing Lead at Lakeshore