'Overqualifieds' may start looking for better jobs

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 3:54pm EST

In a down economy, job seekers were less picky about their jobs and companies took advantage by hiring "overqualifieds." Now these same employees are starting to look for "greener pastures," The Wall Street Journal reports.

Recruiters warn managers that they may see overqualified employees start to leave, although some companies are taking a proactive approach. Google gave all employees a 10 percent pay raise, the Journal reports.

Another company mentioned in the article expanding flexible work options and extra time off.

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