A new survey report from GoodFirms delves into the causes of the Great Resignation and why it is sweeping across the job market.
“Who Can Stop This Unstoppable Great Resignation?” finds that among the top reasons for people quitting their jobs is the desire for flexibility.
Over the last two years, employees have become accustomed to working from home and are not ready to relinquish this newfound freedom.
In fact, the report shows that 33.7% of employees still want the ability to work from home.
It’s no wonder why, either. Having flexibility has improved the work-life balance and overall wellbeing of workers, and the idea of returning to the office is unfathomable for many.
With 23% of respondents stating they are struggling with mental depression, it’s clear that flexible work arrangements have an influence that goes beyond the workplace itself.
Therefore, employers that are unwilling to accommodate these needs will continue to feel the impact of the ongoing job exodus.
GoodFirms’ research also points out that attrition has grown during the pandemic and most employees have quit voluntarily either due to life events, adopting new skills, wanting more career progression, or simply shifting their priorities.
“The time is to deep dive into employees’ minds and individually address their concerns before it is too late,” the company writes. “Whatever the trigger may be for this great resignation, the market will soon witness an improvement in the work world, and workers are likely to bring the best out of them, crafting a career that best fits their lives. It is surely a great re-imagination.”