A common theme among recruiters is that of looking for employees with “stable work histories.” This criterion showed up in almost every recruiter’s list of “must haves” for their positions. What is considered “stable” and why is it important?
According to Elaine Johnson, Director of Human Resources at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, work history is a very important factor in considering a candidate.
“Work history is a way to validate that the candidate has been successful in the past,” she said. “What’s interesting is the way that the definition of ‘stable work history’ has changed over the years. Twenty years ago, ‘stable’ meant having one or two jobs during your lifetime. Now, three years on the same job is considered a long time.”CONTINUE READING ON JACKSONVILLE.COM