Views on Job Hopping

Hello, everyone!

I would like to know your views on Job Hopping. 

The days when someone could expect to start working and grow in a single company, working there up until retirement, are long gone.

Greatly because companies have been capping employee growth both in terms of positions and salaries through fixed policies that force the best ones to get out of the company in order to grow their career. 

This may be beneficial for the company in terms of numbers, since company will be absorbing value that should have gone to the employees. But what about the long run? 

Is this fixed growth structure capturing value from employees in the best interest of the company? Isn't HR the one most benefiting from this trend since they manage internal workloads through fixed policies, force employees out and then get high bonuses from new hires?

What do you think of this trend? 

Would you job hop in order to grow your career?

What time-frame would you follow to job hop and get the best results?

Looking forward to your inputs.

Have a great day!

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  • The truth is as Boomers retire, more and more positions open that cannot be filled by younger generations. There is just not enough of them (this is another reason that Social Security benefits are in jeopardy because they are paid to retirees by the monies from the current workforce's salary deductions). So, the job hopping trend will probably increase because today's and tomorrow's workforce knows that if they don't like their boss, salary, working conditions, etc, they can just walk down the street and get another position that is more to their liking. 

    I believe to a hiring supervisor or manager, less than six months at a position might be a red flag that the problem was you and not the conditions. And, a lot of benefits at companies don't even kick in by six months.  

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  • The truth is as Boomers retire, more and more positions open that cannot be filled by younger generations. There is just not enough of them (this is another reason that Social Security benefits are in jeopardy because they are paid to retirees by the monies from the current workforce's salary deductions). So, the job hopping trend will probably increase because today's and tomorrow's workforce knows that if they don't like their boss, salary, working conditions, etc, they can just walk down the street and get another position that is more to their liking. 

    I believe to a hiring supervisor or manager, less than six months at a position might be a red flag that the problem was you and not the conditions. And, a lot of benefits at companies don't even kick in by six months.  

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