Survey reveals hiring managers' impression of job hoppers

Updated: Feb 15

SOUTHEAST ASIA: How do hiring managers currently perceive “job hoppers”? Do they represent the same, instant red flag as they did in the past?

A new survey by Milieu Insight, conducted among 6,000 employees in Southeast Asia, shows that being tagged a ‘job hopper’ may not be as consequential on job prospects as it once was. Overall employee loyalty means more than the duration spent at any one particular company.


For hiring decision-makers, the impression on job hoppers was largely neutral in Singapore (33% of the local survey respondents indicated neutrality), Thailand (27%), and Vietnam (24%). Malaysian hirers felt negative about them, unlike in the Philippines, where recruiters viewed job hoppers positively (64%).


For all the Southeast Asian countries surveyed, the top concern noted by hirers about job hoppers was their constant search for better opportunities.

For ‘hiring decision makers’, the impression on job hoppers is largely neutral in Singapore (33%), Thailand (27%), and Vietnam (24%). Malaysian hirers feel negative about them, unlike in the Philippines, where recruiters view job hoppers positively (64%).

The study revealed also that many organisations believe job hoppers will typically have diverse experiences and can bring more perspectives to their employer.


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