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‘Uncommitted’: 1 in 2 candidates back out of job offer



“We are seeing many candidates uncommitted to their new employer and keeping one foot in the job market,” said Jamie John, senior director in the Gartner HR practice, in a media release.

The lack of commitment from potential new hires comes amid the abundance of job offers they have been receiving. In fact, 35% of the respondents said they received four or more offers during their last job search.

Why are employees backing out?

Kohn said nearly 90% of the candidates said they pulled out of a hiring process due to at least one mismatch in employee value proposition.

“This includes compensation and benefits, but also things like flexibility in working hours, career pathing, skills development, team diversity, and management style,” he said.

Among nearly 2,000 candidates surveyed, they said they accepted a new job offer due to:

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