.The Great Resignation by millions of workers monthly stems to a significant degree from dissatisfaction with their current job.
Statistical data regarding employment in the United States like the Job Opening and Labor Turnover Statistics (JOLTS) indicate that the number of people resigning in the last six months has increased significantly. In some months, the percentage of people resigning has been the highest in the last twenty years. Both employers as well as employees would like to understand the Great Resignation. What are the reasons why so many people are choosing to resign? How it will affect their business or career. This will help them in taking the right decision and planning for the future.
When the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020, many employees lost their jobs. There was a lot of uncertainty about the future. Workers were unsure whether it was worth the risk of joining a new unfamiliar company. Normally, many employees change their job if they are not happy or are getting a better opportunity. During the COVID-19 pandemic for more than one year, many people continued with their job. This was the case even if they did not like it or disliked their boss. Changing jobs was risky. Thus, postponing their resignation made sense. Now that the economic conditions have improved. Workersare more confident and willing to take the risk, so they are finding new jobs.
2. Changed Perspective
During the COVID-19 pandemic during the lockdowns, people were largely confined to their homes and had free time to think over their priorities for their life. A large number of employees lost one or more relatives, friends, and colleagues to the pandemic. They realized that their life is short, and they would like to spend their time in a better way. Instead of working in an office or workplace they did not like, spending a few hours daily commuting to their workplace, they had an epiphany. Many realized that the present job was not suitable and resigned after getting a better opportunity. And some workers resigned without alternative employment to be able to spend full-time in job search mode looking for a job they could love.
3. Job Availability
Some businesses and sectors were more affected by the pandemic especially travel, hotels, restaurants, sporting events, live concerts, and entertainment. This resulted in large-scale job loss. After vaccinations were available, the COVID-19 cases have reduced, so there are a large number of jobs available. Due to the shortage of talent, it is easier to find a suitable job with a better salary compared to a year ago. Since people are finding better jobs with good salaries easily. They are resigning from their existing job for greener pastures, especially if they do not like their present employment.
4. Remote Working
Many business continued to function during the pandemic, with their employees working remotely from their home. These employees were saving time and money they spent commuting and other expenses by working remotely and could spend more time with their families.
One worker told me that during months of the pandemic he spent more on gas for his lawnmower than for his automobile. He loved that!
With the number of COVID-19 cases reducing, businesses started asking their employees to return to their normal workplace routine, typically they are being asked to work in their office or on their job site from 8 or 9 am to 5 pm. Some employees, especially those who are commuting longer distances may not like this option. And they are resigning since they would like to continue working remotely. Often these employees have more savings, and so they can afford to take the risk of trying different jobs.
The upheaval imposed upon the workforce by the COVID-19 pandemic afforded all of us a once-in-a-lifetime occasion to review and judge every attribute of our lives through a completely new point of view and different yardsticks.
This gave job seekers the potential to select the pandemic era lessons they wished to endorse and which adjustments to abandon and give up in their future work lives.
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