There are two things happening in Thailand which will force hiring managers to accept that job hopping is here to stay. Companies better find a way quickly to adapt to the changing market conditions.
So the two things are:
The labour market is contracting. More people leave the job market than entering. It means the pool of candidates and talent will get even smaller. There is really no unemployment. If you think it's difficult to find and hire people today, you ain't seen nothing yet.
Gen Y is in many cases the majority of any organisation, at least a major influence in any company culture. These are the young people you are now hiring. Be aware that they change jobs as the babyboomers change underwear. Often.
Q. As an interviewer or a recruiter, what are your thoughts when you see a candidate changing jobs every two years? A. Good for them! If you asked me this question 10 years ago, it would have been an immediate red flag. Job-hopping would have told me that they’re disloyal and a bad investment – as soon as they were hired and money, time and energy were poured into their role, they were out the door. Ask me now, however, and it’s a different tune. Seeing two years on a resume is a non-issue—compared to back in the day, two years at a company is the new 10 years. My thoughts now involve the job itself – why are they leaving and what did they accomplish during that timeframe?