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. Five-thirty-eight.com. See also Shandrow, K. L.
2015, February 2. Is job hopping losing its bad rap? Fortune.com.]
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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