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Is your best worker looking for another job right under your nose?

According to a recent study by Robert Half International, nearly half (48%) of working Gen Y'ers (ages 18 to 34) have no issue with looking for another job while at work. This includes searching and applying to job boards, speaking with recruiters, and polishing their resume during office hours.


This number decreases with age. According to the study, only 13% of workers aged 35 to 44, and 9% of those 45 to 54, said they would job hunt at work.

How can you detect that your employee is job hunting? Some tell-tale signs are less interaction with their direct supervisor and coming to work in more formal attire, usually suggesting the employee is going on job interviews.

Some of the best ways to retain top talent include open communication about overall career goals, recognition of hard work, and a clear path for the position. Opportunities for Millennials in particular to expand their knowledge and be challenged can help to avoid restlessness.

Do you have trouble retaining Millennial talent at work? What tactics do you use to keep top talent?

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