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Traditional long-term employment models have been disrupted by the rise of job hopping, or frequent job changes. This trend, which is made possible by the accessibility of online job portals, poses new difficulties for human resource management, particularly in the Malaysian construction sector. Job-hopping not only results in a loss of talent but also costs businesses a lot to hire and train new employees. As a result, this study sought to comprehend the variables influencing job hopping in Malaysia's construction sector, which is a key engine for the country's development. It specifically looked at the potential effects of career advancement, compensation and benefits, and work-life balance on the behavior of job hopping. There has been a lot of research on generational differences in job switching, but little has been done to examine how these factors play a role in Malaysia's construction sector. By bridging this contextual gap and improving knowledge of job-hopping behavior in a crucial Malaysian sector, this research aimed to fill the knowledge gap. This study investigated the relationship and influence between the independent variables (career development, compensation and benefits, and work-life balance) and job hopping behavior using a questionnaire-based approach. According to the study's findings, workers in the construction industry place a higher value on career development and work-life balance than they do on monetary compensation when deciding whether to change jobs. The findings of this study may be useful in developing strategies to lessen job-hopping behavior in the Malaysian construction industry. To fully comprehend this complex phenomenon, it also highlights the need for more in-depth, context-specific research across various industries and regions. The results of this study are expected to add to the body of knowledge already available on job hopping and lay a strong foundation for further research in this area.