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Feb 6, 201508:18 AMVan Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

Now that job-hopping has lost its stigma ...

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“If they are a valued team member, it’s important that once you start seeing those signs and behaviors you address them as directly as possible,” O’Keefe stated. “We are in a situation right now where there is a shortage of top-performing talent. If you can retain that talent and keep those people on your team, that’s a huge value-added thing, and it brings significant monetary savings for the organization.”

The job-hopping tide began to turn in the early 2000s, O’Keefe says, but there are limits. If hiring managers encounter applicants who have made five or more job changes in a 10-year period, it can still give them pause, especially if those prospects have a lack of real accomplishments.

“If you’re just hopping for the sake of hopping, that’s going to hurt you in the long run,” O’Keefe says.

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