The economy is reviving, the job market continues to grow, and job seekers are on the prowl. Our 2015 Job Seeker Nation Study, now in its sixth year, once again uncovers the most important facts about what motivates today’s workforce to leave, look for, and land jobs.
Now more than ever, we’re seeing job seekers take control of their search for employment—using mobile devices to look for work from just about anywhere, leveraging social networks to find opportunities, and basing offer acceptance on the things that matter most to them, such as compensation and work/life balance. Other interesting findings touch on trends in job tenure, reasons for leaving employment, and honesty on social media.
As in years past, this survey is conducted by a third party—the polling company, Inc.—on Jobvite’s behalf. More than 2,000 adults were surveyed and as in previous years, data has been weighted to correspond closely to the nationwide population of adults (age 18+) with respect to gender, age, and region. Our hope in releasing this study is to showcase an accurate and unbiased portrayal of today’s job seeker mentality.
The infographic below provides a succinct summary of our findings, but I encourage you to download the full 2015 Job Seeker Nation Study today as well. This is a valuable asset for anyone looking to engage with and recruit high-quality talent in the coming months.