Tag: the great resignation

How to Compete in the Talent War Without the Budget or Perks of Tech Giants

When Apple® decided in 2015 to add a music service to its list of products and services, it used its tech platform, offering iPhone® owners a free 3-month subscription to Apple Music. Four years later, the tech giant again leveraged its built-in iPhone, Mac, and iPad® users to enter the TV scene, spending $6 billion […]

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The Great Boomerang

By now, you must have heard of the Great Resignation, during which employees are resigning in astounding numbers as they land new jobs. This mass exodus, in turn, has produced a new evolution: the Great Boomerang. According to a Monster poll, 4 in 10 workers indicated they left a job in the past year, and […]

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The Great Resignation as an Opportunity for Staff to Shine

The Great Resignation has created historic labor market headaches for companies across a broad spectrum of industries and organizations. Although a historic worker shortage is a challenge for employers, it’s always possible to find silver linings in even the most daunting of circumstances. For labor-strapped employers, one of those silver linings is the ability to […]

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Employees Using New Job Offers as Bargaining Leverage

One of the most common sources of anxiety in the world of work is asking your boss for a raise or promotion. Many are hesitant to ask for things, especially money, because it feels uncomfortable and there’s a power dynamic. “Will I upset the employer I depend upon by asking for more?” Employees Today Wield […]

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How Upskilling and Reskilling Workers Went from a ‘Good Idea’ to a Necessity

The Great Resignation is alive and well. In November of last year, a record 4.5 million U.S. workers left their jobs, and the trend isn’t slowing down. One report asserts that “three out of four full-time employees are planning to quit their job this year.” While the pandemic is partly to blame for mass resignations, […]

From ‘Great Resignation’ to ‘Great Awakening’—How Enlightened Organizations Can Flip the Trend On Its Head Through Strategy Execution and Organizational Structure

We know that droves of workers across the world are leaving their jobs or thinking about doing so in the near future. As many as 19 million people in the United States alone have changed roles since April 2021. What’s less clear is exactly what’s causing this change in behavior. Broadly speaking, we know the […]

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Solving Workforce Challenges During the Great Resignation

In today’s fast-changing business climate, growth-minded companies have identified widening gaps between business imperatives and their workforce skills as a critical problem to solve. These challenges – combined with Covid and The Great Resignation – have snowballed. They have forced even many forward-looking companies to change their business models, corporate policies and in many cases, […]

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What to Do When an Employee Suddenly Quits

One of the most uncomfortable feelings in the business world is being suddenly dropped by an employee. You thought things were going well and that this person was satisfied in his or her role, only for the person to quit? All sorts of emotions may surface—anger at being “abandoned,” frustration because of a lack of […]

Younger Workers Not Afraid to Switch Jobs for Better Pay and Fit

Finding the right fit for a job opening is time-consuming and expensive. Companies invest a lot of money and effort into soliciting and interviewing applicants and onboarding new hires, but despite all this money and effort, there’s no guarantee a new employee will work out. This means it’s in an employer’s best interest to do […]

If Employees Are Stiff and Stressed, Exercise at Work Can Help

With the new year, many people are enthusiastic about New Year’s resolutions, and often those intentions center on fitness and wellness goals. That may be especially true this year as the pandemic drags on. The stress, isolation, and disruption brought on by COVID takes a toll on employees’ mental and physical health and is getting […]