We’ve all seen the articles about “The Great Resignation”. While I’m not surprised that employees are considering their options, I am curious to know why. Everyone seems to have an opinion and I don’t really see a consensus.
A few years ago, we did a quick poll on HR Bartender about why employees leave companies. I thought it might be a good idea to update our information to reflect the work landscape today. Over the past few months, we’ve clearly shifted to a candidate-driven market and organizations are trying to figure out how they attract, hire, engage, and retain employees.
I hope you’ll take a moment to answer this completely unscientific one-question anonymous poll. If you were to start looking for a new job today, what would be the number one reason?
Again, since it’s only one question, I hope you’ll take a second to respond. As always, it’s completely confidential and I’ll publish the results in a week or two.
Organizations say that engaging and retaining employees is a top priority. If that’s true, then understanding the reasons that employees may start looking is key.
Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby after speaking at the SAP Ariba Live Supplier Digital Summit in Barcelona, Spain5