The Different Perspectives of the Great Resignation
Professor Anthony Klotz of Texas A&M University proposed the concept of the Great Resignation, which forecasts a high number of individuals quitting their professions once the COVID pandemic is over and society returns to "normal." Managers are now dealing with the pandemic's repercussions as staff re-evaluate their careers and quit in historic numbers.
Many decided to leave because of how their employer treated them throughout the pandemic — or did not treat them. Workers eventually chose to stay at companies that provided support over those that did not.
According to a recent study, many of these organizations with poor working conditions increased their reliance on decisions that hurt workers, such as layoffs (while, conversely, companies that had good culture tended to treat employees well). This pushed out already angry employees who had avoided layoffs but could tell they were working in hostile settings.
"People are not machines," a conclusion that employers need to see and live loudly and clearly if they are to keep and retain their employees.
Find out more in this e-book:
- What is the "Great Resignation", and why it happened
- What are employees seeking post pandemic
- From resignation to attraction: Six ways to retain employees during the Great Resignation
- How they made it: Success case of some organizations in retaining their employees
- ...and more!