Covid Lesson – Stop Rejecting Job Jumpers And Those With Employment Gaps

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A major talent shortage cause is rejecting those with unavoidable employment gaps. Instead, sidestep this “work history flaw.” Historically, even fully qualified applicants with significant employment gaps were rejected. It was assumed that having employment gaps (i.e., not getting another job quickly) meant something was seriously wrong with the candidate. Similarly, “job jumpers” that changed jobs too frequently were assumed to be a retention risk. However, today’s smart hiring managers realize that both of these possible problem areas should not be automatically counted against a candidate in the current work environment. During the last two years, most separations were

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