Some 82 percent of workers actively looking for work at any given time, and they're not necessarily using traditional search channels. (Image: Shutterstock)

In a tight job market, employers and HR staff are finding it more and more difficult to get—and keep—good employees. After years of struggling to find a job, workers are getting more discerning about the companies they approach, and if something turns them off during the interview process or even after hire, they don't hesitate to jump ship.

Millennials in particular have a reputation for job-hopping, but it isn't just them, with some 82 percent of workers actively looking for work at any given time, according to Jobvite's Job Seeker Nation report. While this is a challenge for employers trying to hang on to people, it can also be an opportunity—provided they don't screw up the candidate search or the hire somewhere along the line.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.