The Great Resignation: Only The Beginning

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Date(s) - February 10, 2022
1:00 PM


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The world has changed and so have the expectations of employees and the realities of today’s workforce. There have been many studies, articles, and research conducted over the years that well articulate the evolution of the workforce including how important it is for businesses and organizations to evolve along with it. Enter the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 forced the world through a massive disruption to the norms of the workplace and forever changed the perceptions and expectations of today’s workforce.

The vast majority of these “new” expectations that employees are bringing to the workplace since the pandemic were not created by COVID-19. They were only amplified by it.

The absence of these expectations being met by their current jobs is causing employees to resign on mass. According to the US Department of Labor, a record 4.3 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in August 2021. But this isn’t just a North American problem. This is a global phenomenon.

The effect that millions of people leaving their jobs or actively on the hunt for greener pastures has been dubbed “The Great Resignation”. As impactful as this has been for businesses in 2021, this problem has been building for years, and its effects will continue for the foreseeable future. The real question is, if we do not deal with it now, what will be next?

In this 60 minute presentation, we will talk about the effect that the pandemic has had on how people now view their jobs. We will describe the new expectations that the workforce has for their workplaces and break down what employers can do about them. We will leave you with a clear understanding of how the needs and perspectives of the workforce have changed, and what will come next if The Great Resignation is not addressed.

We will look to engage as much input and questions from participants and use as many real-life examples as possible to ensure that all information is practical and meaningful to everyone in attendance.

“People don’t leave because things are hard. They leave because it’s no longer worth it.”