Predicting job-hopping likelihood using answers to open-ended interview questions

In this whitepaper, we show that the language a person uses when responding to interview questions related to situational judgment and past behaviour is predictive of their likelihood to job hop.

To formulate this research, we used responses from over 45,000 job applicants who completed an online chat interview and also self-rated themselves on a job-hopping motive scale to analyse the correlation between the two.

We discovered lots of interesting things – for example, that there is a positive correlation (r=0.25) between job-hopping likelihood and the HEXACO personality trait Openness to Experience.