More than one-third of employees across the globe are always looking for their next job opportunity, according to a global study of job seekers conducted by Manpower Group Solutions, a part of Manpower Group. While less salary being the criteria, others want some good ambiance, respect, perks so on and so forth it is reported. 

One in three candidates across the globe is a Continuous Candidate (those always searching for their next job opportunity) and Mexico and the US are leading the trend at 50 per cent and 41 per cent, respectively.

One of the reasons why the prevalence of Continuous Candidates in the US far exceeds the global average can be due to the fact that alternative forms of employment emerge faster there than anywhere else.

“The popularity and visibility of the gig economy with companies like Uber, Lyft and Task-Rabbit are redefining how people work,” the report said.

Moreover, layoffs and job losses experienced in the wake of the Great Recession imparted a message to young and old alike that job security is not necessarily guaranteed.The report further noted that “lack of access to quality jobs” consistently ranked first or second as the greatest personal career challenge among candidates globally.

Individuals without access to quality jobs continuously look to how they can improve their employment situation, whether they are unemployed, under-employed or seeking greater stability.