Stories about the Great Resignation are nothing new, but now, the people who hire others are joining the ranks of those who want to leave their jobs. According to a survey by Veris Insights 77% of high-ranking recruiters are open to changing jobs, along with 65% of HR professionals.
Bloomberg reports that Veris vice president Angie Bergner said the HR and recruiting industry is experiencing unseen turnover in the profession.
Recruiters say their reasons for leaving are many, but one of the big issues is demands by candidates in their 20s and early 30s.
The job candidates are asking for high salaries, unlimited time off, and remote work options.
Bergner said they also see employees who decide the job is more than they expected, so they ask for more compensation.
A quick search of employment sites helps explain why this new crop of employees is asking for so much.
Even the Harvard Review encourages its readers to negotiate salaries and benefits. Article after article encourages prospective employees to work for maximum compensation. And during the great resignation, depending on the job, the applicant has power they haven’t seen in the past.
Perspective employees still have the power as people continue to leave jobs in search of something different or better. In a survey ResumeBuilder found that 23% of currently employed individuals plan on finding a new job in 2022; 9% of workers have already secured a new job for the new year.
Today’s employees have been taught the power of asking – and they’ve learned to set an expectation and value their time.
Still, recruiters are left in a position to deal with more demands in a job environment where job turnover across the board leads to stress. They say it can be too much.