Published on 29th November 2021
This insight post is a summary of the original blog post published by Samantha Strader of Padilla.
If your organization has been struggling to attract and retain employees since the pandemic started, you’re not alone: 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August, making it the fifth month in a row of record quits, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Many factors have led to what’s being called, “The Great Resignation.” Some people have left jobs over a desire for more flexible work schedules or dissatisfaction over how their company handled the pandemic. Others have reprioritized their lives to focus more on family, personal experiences or finding more purposeful work. New hires are accepting positions but not showing up, while those who do show up often decide quickly that they don’t like it and quit to go somewhere else. The constant turnover can be tough on both the organization and the employees who stay.
It’s clear that the pandemic has significantly changed the world of work for both employers and employees – but there are some common factors that could be contributing to your turnover. If you’re one of those organizations struggling to attract and retain employees, consider whether any of these elements might need improving:
Does your organization have a culture that makes employees want to stay? Do they feel like they bring value to the company and that they’re valued in return? Do you communicate with transparency and help them feel connected to the organization and each other? All of this and more is part of your culture, and at the end of the day, it’s the foundation for driving recruitment, retention, engagement and, ultimately, company performance. Make sure yours is working for you, not against you. Here are some tips.
Obviously continuing to provide flexible work arrangements (such as a hybrid schedule, for example) is a given after a year and a half of working remotely. But employees also are thinking more about their health benefits thanks to the pandemic. Not only do they want better preventative health care, but with stress and anxiety at an all-time high for many, mental health services are more important than ever. Make sure your plan covers the benefits that matter most to employees today.
To read the full blog post with two more insights, read “The Workplace Word: 4 Ways to Fight “The Great Resignation”. You can also check out the Careers Page on Worldcom with listing of our our partners who are looking for team members.
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