A study conducted by Randstad UK in 2021 found that a quarter (24%) of all employees were considering leaving their job within three to six months. What’s more, 69% of the workforce feels confident about finding a new job if they do decide to leave their current roles. Prior to the pandemic, just 11% of workers would be expected to move jobs.
The Great Resignation is a combination of a number of factors, with stress and other mental health considerations, ‘pandemic burnout’, as well as poor employee experience leading to people considering their options.
Regardless of the cause, the implications are clear — organisations have to act now to ensure they don’t lose their top talent, and this will require a big emphasis on employee experience and wellbeing at work.
This blog, answers key questions including:
- Why is this happening?
- How is the Great Resignation hurting businesses?
- What can you do to retain employees?
- How to improve employee experience and business productivity?