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Survey: Many People are Consistently Job Hunting

Many of the people who hold corporate accounting jobs or positions in other industries are regularly hunting for a new employer, according to a survey from CareerBuilder and Inavero.

The study found that thanks to the number of digital job-search resources, even people who have jobs are constantly searching for greener pastures. Out of responding full-time workers in the U.S. and Canada, 69 percent said they regularly sought out new job opportunities. Thirty percent admitted to doing so on a weekly basis.

Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America, said in a statement that the line between actively and passively searching for jobs had been blurred by digital behavior. "The majority of workers are regularly exposed to new job opportunities and are willing to consider them," he said. "They may not leave their jobs right away, but they're keeping aware of possibilities and planning for their next career move."

So how can companies protect their interests and hold on to top talent? According to a report from Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Talent Pipeline Draining Growth: Connecting human capital to the growth agenda, businesses need to align their human capital strategies with their operating strategies. They should also design the corporate infrastructure in a way that encourages partnering and closer collaboration, CGMA said.