What’s going on:
‘Resenteeism’ is the latest industry buzzword to define a growing trend impacting the global workforce. The term originated from British staff software company RotaCloud and is being used in 2023 to define what employees experience when they wish to leave an unsatisfying job. Employees experiencing Resenteesim ultimately decide to stay at their current positions for fear over job security, and/or limited alternatives.
According to RotaCloud, “(T)hose suffering from resenteeism may maintain good or satisfactory levels of productivity. They’re also unlikely to make their feelings known to their line manager, and probably more likely to express them in various ways to colleagues and peers. This makes resenteeism difficult to spot, but damaging to staff morale and workplace culture.”
Why it matters:
The new trend in 2023 stems from three big factors including Money worries, The Great Resignation, and Covid-19, according to BusinessTech.
As employees navigate a shifting job market and rising costs of living, they may be more inclined to stay in unsatisfying jobs due to perceived lack of better options.
How it’ll impact the future:
Employers will have to adapt to this growing trend in 2023 by fostering open communication, offering opportunities for professional development, and ensuring that employees feel valued and appreciated.
This may involve businesses reevaluating their own traditional workplace structures and expectations. By addressing the root causes of resenteeism, companies can create a more positive work environment that encourages employee engagement and loyalty. As inflation and job layoffs continue to impact employees, the importance of companies recognizing resenteeism will be paramount to success.