New data shows the Great Resignation is here to stay, as swathes of workers throughout the world reassess their career options and look toward pastures new.
In early 2021, a wave of employees throughout the United States began to voluntarily leave their jobs. This trend, which saw many people reassess their lives and values during the COVID-19 pandemic, became known as ‘The Great Resignation’.
With many employees expecting a blend of home and office working as standard, and no longer feeling tied to their employer, the trend of resignations quickly became the one of the biggest challenges facing companies globally.
At Workvivo, we speak to HR leaders and employees every day. As we neared the end of 2021, the question on many people’s minds was whether the Great Resignation was a thing of the past, or if we had merely scratched the surface of a new era of employee empowerment.
To gain a deeper understanding of this trend, we commissioned an exclusive survey that took us to the coalface of the Great Resignation, polling 2500+ employees in the US and UK, as well as over 350 global HR leaders.
The results were staggering and definitively confirmed the fears of many HR leaders.
Here’s what we learned.
Speaking on the significance of these results, Workvivo CEO and Co-Founder John Goulding provided the following insight.
“The last year has been a particularly challenging one for leaders. After a tough transition to remote work almost overnight, organizations may have expected breathing room. Instead, they faced an even bigger challenge as employees left their jobs at historic levels.
“This data shows clearly that the trend is to continue. It’s time for leaders to consider their employee experience holistically and understand the factors that are pushing or pulling people to leave.
“It’s no longer enough to rely on tokenistic perks to attract and keep the best talent. This survey shows how crucial it is to foster an emotional connection and sense of belonging in people to retain them.”
The results of the survey truly blew our minds. From highlighting a clear disconnect between employees and HR leaders, to underlining just how significant a negative effect the pandemic has had on workplace culture, it was a real eye-opener.
Thankfully, we’ve consolidated all of the strongest insights into an easy-to-consume and engaging infographic.
To download your free copy of the infographic, just click here.
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