The Workplace Word: 4 Ways to Fight “The Great Resignation”

If your organization has been struggling to attract and retain employees since the pandemic started, you’re not alone: 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August, making it the fifth month in a row of record quits, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Many factors have led to what’s being called, “The Great Resignation.” Some people have left jobs over a desire for more flexible work schedules or dissatisfaction over how their company handled the pandemic. Others have reprioritized their lives to focus more on family, personal experiences or finding more purposeful work. New hires are accepting positions but not showing up, while those who do show up often decide quickly that they don’t like it and quit to go somewhere else. The constant turnover can be tough on both the organization and the employees who stay.

It’s clear that the pandemic has significantly changed the world of work for both employers and employees – but there are some common factors that could be contributing to your turnover. If you’re one of those organizations struggling to attract and retain employees, consider whether any of these elements might need improving:

There are many factors leading to employee turnover today, but if your organization is struggling to attract or retain talent, start by looking internally to ensure you’re providing a workplace that makes employees want to stay for the long haul. 

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