Job Hopping Intention on Millennial Employees

Saras Gusvita, Vivi Gusrini Rahmadani Pohan, Sherry Hadiyani


Abstract—Millennial employees are currently the largest population in Indonesia and globally. Not only do they dominate the population, but millennials are the largest generation in the world of work. The different characteristics of the millennial generation and generation X illustrate the attitude of millennials at work. The loyalty and commitment of millennial employees is different from previous generations. Switching jobs voluntarily or job hopping is one way for millennials to get new things at work such as finances, careers, and a new work environment. However, the voluntary movement was carried out in a relatively shorter time than the current job. This research was conducted on millennial employees in Indonesia from various fields of work and aims to determine the level of job-hopping intention based on gender and age level and career stage. A total of 373 participants filled out a questionnaire selected by accidental sampling method. The results of this study are that millennial employees have a moderate level of job-hopping intention with the possibility that job hopping intentions will be carried out if job hopping factors appear while they are working. Women show the most dominance in this study with a higher mean than men.


Keywords—job hopping intention, millennial employees, millennial generation, career, establishment


job hopping intention, millennial employees, millennial generation, career, establishment

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