‘Great Resignation’ is worsening: 49% of employees looking for new jobs, survey says – WRAL TechWire

by | Dec 21, 2022 | Jobs

CHARLOTTE – For all those executives who believe that the worst is over when it comes to employee recruitment turnover and retention, a new survey finds that the “Great Resignation” is far from over. In fact, it’s getting worse.
So says a new national survey from Charlotte-based isolved, a human resources technology firm.
The so-called Great Resignation, which dates to the COVID pandemic in 2020 and the turmoil it created not only in healthcare but jobs (remote working) and children not allowed to attend school in person plus job burnout, has continued into 2022 with inflation and other economic concerns hammering consumers. Fears of a looming recession add to the aggravation.

“Data shows employees are more anxious, burnt-out and financial security-driven than ever,” warns James Norwood, chief strategy officer at isolved. “To combat these concerns, HR departments of all sizes must evaluate what they can automate and gain efficiencies in, enhance what they can to improve employee experience and extend the impact of their team. Only then, can businesses recruit and retain the people who want to make an impact through the obstacles we may face in 2023 and beyond.”
Not all data indicates a worsening trend, however. The national “quit rate” as defined by the US Department of Labor (“the number of quits during the entire month as a percent of total employment”) …

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