WHY ARE PEOPLE QUITTING THEIR JOBS?
Fired, furloughed, retired, taking care of long-term COVID patients, themselves, or children, not wanting to be employed, or looking to exchange careers; these were some of the reasons for not working; as discovered in a recent Household Pulse Survey.
Some other sources as cited on news forums include loan pardons, pandemic relief checks, people beginning their own startups, looking for higher pay scales, and demanding flexible work environments – (The Atlantic). If the modern worker cannot receive these altogether in a nicely wrapped package, then they will go looking for the same elsewhere. (Forbes)
According to a worldwide poll by Monster.com, 95% of people are considering quitting their jobs for a better opportunity – Inc.com
86% of employers responded that they are worried about employees resigning in a recent recruiter survey – Indeed
The fact is, people have rearranged priorities to make WFH part of everyday life during the lockdown to vaccine journey. Most people have no intention to return to work full time when they can manage the routine or a second job in a remote capacity. According to a survey by Harvard Business School:
81% of people working remotely during the pandemic do not want to return to work or desire a hybrid schedule – cnet
According to a survey by WFHresearch,
31.2% of respondents want 5 days of WFH post-COVID to be the work norm
Recruiters are doing their best to keep up with hiring challenges; with some putting AI adaptation to the test and others deeming a more empathic ear towards applicants to be effective. Some feel that the modern worker’s primary concern today is safety, inclusion, and remote work allowance – hrdrive
Certain experts state that employers are also to share the blame; as they cannot find relevant talent because of unwillingness to pay what applicants demand (TIME), requirements of highly-experienced personnel for every role, and not following up enough with applicants to avoid ghosting (hrdrive).