Who is Generation X and why do we care what they are doing? Well, they are roughly the part of the current workforce that is between about 35-55 years old. We all know better than to hire or not hire someone based on their age, but it is important to be mindful of what this sector of the workforce is about. Once we know what they are doing, it will become even clearer why there is a need to consistently run an employee background check.
According to a recent poll about 44% of all jobs are held by a Generation Xer. Of those, 53% are completely disengaged and an additional 19% are so unhappy at their jobs they feel the need to make everyone else around them miserable too.
With that kind of statistic, it makes you wonder why you would even want to take a risk and hire a Generation X employee. Well the answer is simple. That age range is the section of employees that have had ample time to get their college education – this includes Master’s and Ph D levels. They are also the ones that have years of experience in their field, but still might take a job for less money.
The flip side is that once hired, these employees tend to become very unhappy. That makes them more likely to perform poorly, or even starts to cross lines into employee theft.
Pre-employment screening and employee background checks help evaluate your potential risk. It can uncover high frequencies in job changes and possibly a trend that they might be leaving jobs quickly due to theft or other job related investigations.
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