Now's the Time to Look for a New Job


With unemployment down around 4% Americans are switching jobs at an accelerated pace. Payroll processor ADP says 27% of us switched jobs in the past year.

Human resources guru Lance Haun says he's not surprised.

"Salaries are starting to go up; compensation is starting to reflect a market that's friendly to employees."

Haun says if you've been thinking about a career change, now's the time to do it.

"The biggest compensation increase you're going to get is when you switch jobs; usually that's what people find."

During the Obama administration, when unemployment was higher, workers were afraid to make the leap; but now workers have more leverage.

Haun says if you've been thinking about a career change, go for it.

"Right now moving makes a lot of sense for people and I think that's why you're seeing it; people feel pretty secure, pretty stable and if this doesn't work out they find another job, so it's easier to take that risk."

In a survey conducted for ADP 63% of workers said they were open to the idea of job hopping and that has many employers concerned.


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