As employment picks up, 64 percent of workers say they've been approached about a job by another employer in the past year, according to a recent survey by Right Management, a provider of talent and career management solutions of ManpowerGroup.
Some of these approaches were not necessarily blatant. Of the respondents who were approached, 48 percent said employers approached them directly while 19 percent said the employers were more indirect.
Either way, interest from other employers is picking up.
“Despite a continuing tough job market, a majority of employees claim to be getting approaches from other companies,” said Monika Morrow, senior vice president of career management at Right Management.
“While we might take this as an indicator that the job market is heating up, it’s important to keep in mind that we saw the same finding in 2010, when 54 percent reported being approached by another company about a job. I suspect we don’t have a new trend so much as a sign of hope on the part of many in the North American work force.”