Read a couple of articles in Time and the Wall Street Journal yesterday about the up-and-coming trend to quit. That’s right, quit your job! For the last 2 years, people have been reluctant to leave their job (good, bad, or ugly) due to the job market. That may be changing. Reports have now come in that in March, around 1.9 million US employees resigned. What does that mean? 100,000 more people than the number of workers who were laid off that month. This is the first time in 15 months that there were more resignations than firings.
So, now that you’ve heard the statistics, what do businesses say? Adecco Group (the staffing firm) has had several clients ask for candidates for key positions after employees left unexpectedly. Their readying their firm for a reshuffling of talent at all job levels in all industries.
As for my opinion, I have been aware of the fact that a high percentage of employees feel disengaged with their jobs. I know I’ve blogged here on GovLoop on a couple of studies which indicated people were staying put, but it seems that this trend may be changing as of late! Where will it all end up?? I suspect we’re in for a great game of musical chairs!
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