Learn what contractors want throughout their job search

The number of contractors on LinkedIn has grown by 76% in the last five years. This group within the global workforce is distinct in several ways - they’re 2.5x more active in seeking new job opportunities, tend to be more entrepreneurial, and are more likely to rely on their networks to discover open roles than the average full-time professional.

In this tipsheet, we get to the bottom of how contractors uniquely approach their job search and how you can best recruit them. We surveyed over 19,000 contractors and full-time workers from around the world about how they change jobs and the best ways to attract them to your organization.

Download your copy to learn:

  • How contractors differ from full-time workers in their job seeking activities
  • The unique obstacles contractors face when changing jobs
  • The most common career goals for contractors versus full-time professionals

Get the insights you need to recruit top contractor talent. 

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4 major talent trends you should know:

Almost everyone is open to your job opportunities

A large percentage global professionals said they are interested in hearing about new job opportunities.

But people don’t know much about your company or jobs.

While most global recruiting leaders say employer brand is a top priority, candidates say their biggest obstacle when changing jobs is not knowing enough about your company and roles.

Once you have the right message, share it in the right places.

Most are already familiar with a company by the time they first hear about a job there. The most common way people first discover and finally land their new job is through a referral from someone they know.

People don’t see themselves at one company for long.

Many employees see themselves at their current company for less than 2 years. People who want to stay for 3+ years see their work as a calling, fitting into a larger purpose that ties with their personal values.