The pandemic saw 6 million people drop out of the workforce.
What happened to them?
The World Economic Forum (WEF) shared the following information about the great resignation:
- The Great Resignation is a phenomenon that describes record numbers of people leaving their jobs after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
- Companies now have to navigate the ripple effects of the pandemic and re-evaluate how to retain talent.
The findings, put forward by different research companies, point to 9 main reasons:
1. The need for a more flexible work environment
3. The expectation of respect for work and private life
5. Better pay
6. The desire to do a more meaningful job
7. Feeling undervalued
8. Physical and emotional fatigue
9. Lack of career development opportunities
These findings indicate, once again, the importance of investments in employee engagement. Employees with high engagement rates do not experience more than half of the reasons listed above, or even if they feel at a certain level, they do not leave their jobs.