One in three employees will leave a current job between 2013 and 2014, but not solely for more money or a shorter commute or because of a challenging manager.
Certainly, these are all contributing factors, but, according to a new study, the most common reason respondents left their job was a lack of growth opportunities. Of those job seekers who left, two in five secured the coveted interview after applying online, the survey revealed.
Those were the findings in The Age of Social Recruiting, a recent online survey of 1,000 employees and job seekers, conducted in February 2013 by career website Glassdoor. The survey delved into how people find jobs as well as the reasons they look elsewhere for employment.
Social media sites are proving indispensable for human resource managers to connect with a wider range of top talent at a higher frequency, said Angela Hills, executive vice president of Pinstripe, a recruitment process outsourcing firm. These platforms “remove the hassle of searching across mediums and digging through job listings to reach candidates,” she said, adding that recruiters are now going where candidates go online, “instead of forcing them to come to you.”
“Just as organizations tailor their management and reward strategies to account for what motivates and incents each generation, HR managers should tailor their social media recruitment strategies to ensure they’re reaching and engaging high-quality candidates within each generation,” Hills added.