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Employees who have shifted around between five or more jobs over the past 10 years – or moving more than once every two years – are less likely to get hired by prospective employers.

According to a new survey, employees’ inclination to change jobs frequently is prompting bosses to worry about candidates’ commitment and loyalty.

A survey by Robert Half, which polled 200 bosses from a range of companies across the UK, found 88% of respondents would remove a candidate from consideration if deemed a job hopper.

“The job market has rebounded in recent years, and employers understand that job candidates may have had short stints in some positions,” Phil Sheridan, senior managing director at Robert Half UK, said.

“However, businesses look for people who will be committed to the organisation, can contribute to the company, and help it reach its short and long-term goals. Too much voluntary job hopping can be a red flag.”

Looking across organisational size, small businesses were more inclined to remove a job hopper (93%) , followed by large (84%) and then medium- (82%) sized companies.

However, a separate survey by CEB recently found it pays to be a job hopper in Asia, with employees in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore receiving an average pay increase of 18.2% in 2012.

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