The Great Resignation is the boogey man of today’s employers.
Workers are looking beyond the horizon for positions that better support their needs. In fact, research shows that 57% of knowledge workers are open to looking for a new job in 2022.
However, there is a lesson to be learned from this time that can help businesses better retain employees, while having a deeper understanding of why this exodus is occurring in the first place.
The old way of managing is now viewed as antiquated, and now, managerial responsibilities should be approached with the reminder that no one-size-fits-all.
Employees have their own unique work styles, meaning managers will need to take a pulse through informal check-ins to better understand how workers are doing, what roadblocks they are facing, and get an idea of their overall wellbeing.
One of the biggest perks that employees are demanding are flexible work arrangements. The lack of these offerings has led to much of the current job exodus.
Managers focused on measuring outcomes and meeting quotas will ultimately fail in the current atmosphere.
In order to appeal to current employees and new prospects, it will be critical to offer more agile work arrangements. Not only does this ensure more satisfied workers, but these models often result in the productivity and engagement levels leaders are engrossed by.