Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 18 months, you’ve probably heard about the Great Resignation.

At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses put hiring plans on hold and employees stayed put. But as economies began to open back up, all of those pent-up resignations were released. In fact, as many as a quarter of all UK workers were considering leaving their jobs last year.

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Despite the fact the UK economy has been open for several months though, resignations are still well above pre-pandemic levels. Why is the Great Resignation still happening?

In this blog, we take a look at; Why is the Great Resignation happening, Did it start with the Covid-19 pandemic, Which sectors have been hit the hardest, What are the main reasons workers are leaving, How much of a factor is mental health, How to avoid the Great Resignation and increase employee retention and how to boost employee retention with Sodexo Engage.