The Great Resignation: Another Talent Management Challenge for Recruiting and Retaining Capable Employees
American workers endured an unprecedented wave of difficulty and disruption over the past 18 months. Many employees felt isolated, overwhelmed with added responsibilities like homeschooling and burned out by long remote workdays. Living under a cloud of Covid and deep recession, they were also fearful. Millions of Americans lost their jobs early in the pandemic, and those who were still working felt fortunate to be employed. Few were looking to change jobs or careers during such a tumultuous time.
“During the pandemic, we saw that people were sheltering in job, and really, what that means is they may have wanted to switch jobs, but they were too nervous to make those changes, because they needed the stability,” said LinkedIn Career Expert Catherine Fisher. “And so now, as the economy and the job market is starting to open back up, many people are really reevaluating what’s important to them.” Read More