Sep 13, 2021
The things that we used to accept as an inherent part of work, like being in the office five days a week, had to make way (first, by necessity) for a more flexible schedule due to quarantine and social distancing requirements. While working from home every day sounds great in theory, we would be remiss not to mention that people are not just working during the day, but also tending to parenting, pet responsibilities, and home chores – all while trying to meet deadlines and attend video meetings…day after day. So even though working from home has provided a much-needed opportunity for flexibility and a healthy work/life balance, it's also come with a new set of stressors. And for those who haven’t been able to work from home at all, their work environments have changed dramatically, too. Needless to say, all these changes have added up and people are stressed.
It has become clear that the organizations who uphold the status quo may no longer be the best fit for a changing workforce. As people begin to expect more from their organizations, that shift in priorities combined with an increasingly agile and remote job market means that people are more inclined to simply leave organizations that are no longer a good fit with their evolved priorities.
A mass employee exodus has arrived; this movement has been given the moniker “The Great Resignation” and it could mean trouble for your business if you haven’t taken the steps to embrace a more people-centered culture.
Coming out of the pandemic, the priorities that floated to the top of employee’s “wish lists” remain and you may be wondering how you can make the changes necessary to adapt to your employees’ priorities and keep your top talent. The good news is, we know where you can start.
Wiley recently surveyed 4,500 working professionals about what policies their organizations have in place and what kind of impact they have on lowering their stress levels, providing tangible steps you can take to keep your top talent and reduce stress at work. Which is what we all really want in 2021, isn’t it?
It’s important to consider that while The Great Resignation has earned its name for good reason, in many cases, the reason people are leaving their current position is not always because of the job itself. The impact that employee culture has on stress levels and wellbeing cannot be overstated, and luckily, it is within your power to cultivate a people-first culture that attracts and keeps top talent.
Download our new eBook, Keep Your People: How to Navigate the Great Resignation to learn more about the five tangible steps you can take to create a more people-centered culture, starting today.
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