Most Recent Articles on The Great Resignation

4 Major Changes Impacting Internal Communications in Healthcare in 2022

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Apr 18, 2022

The unprecedented shift companies are experiencing due to a staggering transformation of the American workforce is one of the biggest concerns facing employers today and is hitting healthcare especially hard as the industry ranks as the second-largest sector impacted by the Great Resignation. While we can’t control a global pandemic stretching the healthcare workforce even thinner than it already was, we can make a difference when it comes to change fatigue.

4 Key Factors Affecting Healthcare Employees and Organizations

Here are the four key factors and changes that are constantly creating ever-shifting contexts and engendering the employee insecurity and uncertainty (even fear) that directly impacts your organization’s culture and success.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Internal Communication, Communicating Change, The Great Resignation

4 Ways Leaders Can Take Control of the Great Resignation

Posted by Kate Bushnell on Wed, Feb 16, 2022

Routine meetings with your team can give you important clues about their intent to stay and build a better employee experience.

These days, people aren’t just leaving their job because of the paycheck. Many are leaving because they don’t feel appreciated, they’re not feeling connected to the organization or its purpose, or they don’t see the value because what they’re giving is not in sync with what they’re getting. Showing genuine interest in your team and how they’re doing, asking the right questions, and listening with an open head and heart can go a long way to reinforce why employees should stay.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Guest Bloggers, The Great Resignation

New eBook – Holy Shift: Lead with Heart to Engage and Retain Employees During The Great Resignation

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Feb 14, 2022

The trend of employees quitting jobs is like nothing seen before in history, with record numbers of employees leaving their roles for new opportunities today. No matter the reasons – including a desire for higher pay, better working conditions, or greater flexibility – the pain is real for employers. To quickly stem the tide, many leaders are now looking for fresh options to retain what they view as their company’s greatest asset – its people.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Free Downloads, Heart First Leadership, The Great Resignation

Employee Retention: What You Can Do to Reduce Burnout

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jan 10, 2022

Through the "Great Resignation," employees are sending a strong message that their needs aren’t being met at work. The demands and challenges of the pandemic have led people to reexamine their lives and priorities and one topic in particular comes up often: burnout.

What is employee burnout?

Burnout results “from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed,” according to the World Health Organization, which updated its definition in 2019 to classify it as an occupational phenomenon and not a medical condition. Burnout is characterized by:

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Tags: Employee Engagement, The Great Resignation

Employees’ Digital Overload and What You Can Do About It

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Dec 06, 2021

Much has been said about the stress and pressure that COVID-19 put on the workforce, including workers on the front-line and those who lost their jobs. But the human cost of the pandemic goes further—in the digital overload for those who work remotely.

Analysis of Microsoft Collaboration Tools Reveals Substantial Increase in Usage

The 2021 Microsoft Work Trend Index measured the impact of the pandemic for 30,000 full-time workers from 31 markets: 54% said they feel overworked and 39% feel exhausted. The story becomes even more vivid in the analysis of data from Microsoft 365 collaboration tools:

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Internal Communication, The Great Resignation

Improve the Employer-Employee Connection with Communication

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Nov 29, 2021

The “big quit” continues to accelerate in the U.S., with another 4.4 million workers reported to have resigned from their jobs in September, bringing the total to more than 24 million since April 2021. This historic departure of workers isn’t expected to abate any time soon—a recent McKinsey & Company survey found that 40% of employees are at least somewhat likely to leave their employer in the next three to six months. Perhaps even more telling, it identified a disconnect between employers’ perceptions and the actual reasons why employees are leaving.

What is most important to employees? Being valued by their manager and organization; a sense of belonging, and yes, work-life balance. The study showed employees were more likely to prioritize these and other relational factors of work life, including caring and trusting teammates and potential for advancement, while employers looked more at the transactional aspects such as workload and compensation.

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Tags: Leadership Communication, The Great Resignation, Future of Work

7 Steps to Help Employees Adapt When Return to the Office Means a New Workplace

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Nov 15, 2021

As organizations consider how best to navigate the post-COVID environment, many are rethinking their real estate needs and ways to offer employees ongoing flexibility for remote work.

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Tags: The Great Resignation, Future of Work

Recognition That Motivates: 3 Must-Have Components

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Nov 10, 2021

With the "Great Resignation" in full swing and the evolution of what employee engagement means today, one component that hasn’t changed is the value employees place on recognition.

Whether a pat on the back, spot bonus or formal award, recognition can be a powerful tool in your communication arsenal. By showing appreciation and communicating a job well done in specific ways, you can enhance team performance and motivate employees to take their work to the next level.

4 Questions to Consider 

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Feedback/Trust, The Great Resignation

With More Women Leaving the Workplace, What Can Leaders Do?

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Nov 05, 2021

Women are leaving the workplace in greater numbers than men as the “Great Resignation” continues to place pressure on organizations to recruit and especially retain valued employees.

In September 2021, 309,000 women aged 20 and over left the labor force entirely, the biggest monthly decline in a year. There were 57.1% of U.S. women in the labor force last month, down from 57.4% in August 2021. This is well below the pre-pandemic level of 59.2% (February 2020), and the lowest since October 1988.

While some of these changes may relate to women’s jobs being concentrated in hard-hit industries such as restaurants, retail and hospitality, increased demands of the pandemic also seem to be a factor. Research points to women voluntarily leaving careers or pausing employment at a time when they or their children risk exposure to COVID-19, school and day-care plans can change due to the virus, and work arrangements can lack critical parental leave or schedule flexibility.

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Tags: The Great Resignation

The Key to Retaining Employees Amid the "Great Resignation”

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Nov 03, 2021

The trend of employees leaving their jobs in droves is real and escalating, as we learned this month from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which announced that 4.3 million Americans – 2.9% of the workforce – quit their jobs in August. It was a record-breaking statistic, mirroring previous months of high numbers.

What adds to the concern is the fact that many of those employees who haven’t already left are thinking about it. According to Bankrate’s August 2021 Job Seeker Survey, 55% of Americans who are either employed or looking for a job say they are likely to look for new employment in the next 12 months.

The “Great Resignation” is one of the biggest concerns facing employers, a trend of quitting like nothing we’ve seen before in business.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, The Great Resignation

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