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Recent Grads Don’t Plan to Stay Long in First Job

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Recent Grads Don’t Plan to Stay Long in First Job

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 23, 2010 – Most college graduates do not expect to stay long in their first job, according to a survey by Right Management. Right Management is the talent and career management expert within ManpowerGroup, the global leader in employment services.

More than 350 graduates were surveyed by Right Management about their job hunting and career plans.

Fifty-nine percent expect to remain in their first position for just three years or less. Another 29% expect it will be no longer than five years. Only 11% expect to stay for more than five years.

How long do you expect to stay in your first job?

0-1 year                  4%
1-3 years                55%
3-5 years                29%
More than 5 years   11%

“Young people tend to job hop, which is nothing really new,” said George P. Herrmann, Executive Vice President for the Americas with Right Management. “Recent grads are anxious to move forward and get as much experience as they can as quickly as possible. Employers who want to hold onto them have to provide career-stretching and development opportunities in return for their performance and loyalty.”

Compared with college graduates surveyed in 2009 by Right Management, this year’s graduates are less optimistic about finding a job they like and also felt less prepared to start a job search.

The graduates were asked what factors are most important to them when considering employment. Development ranked first (77%), followed by good rapport (72%), and work/life balance (68%). Cited by just 31% of the graduates, compensation was among the least important.

The survey was conducted during job search workshops conducted by Right Management during May and June. The complimentary workshops were provided to the children of the firm’s clients.

About Right Management

Right Management (www.right.com) is the talent and career management expert within ManpowerGroup, the global leader in employment services. Right Management helps clients win in the changing world of work by designing and executing workforce solutions that align talent strategy with business strategy. Our expertise spans Talent Assessment, Leader Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Employee Engagement, and Workforce Transition and Outplacement. With offices in over 50 countries, Right Management partners with companies of all sizes. More than 80% of Fortune 500 companies are currently working with us to help them grow talent, reduce costs and accelerate performance.

Media Contact:  Helene Cavalli, Right Management, 215-640-7141 or helene.cavalli@right.com