Covid has changed all our lives. It has changed how we view our own existence and how we conduct our daily activities. This can be from our relationships with others, to how we treat our bodies, to how we spend our time such as where we go to work and what roles/industries we choose to work in. It has lead to the phenomenon of the ‘Great Resignation’.
What is the Great Resignation?
The Great Resignation, also known as the Big Quit and the Great Reshuffle, is an ongoing economic trend in which employees have voluntarily resigned from their jobs en masse, beginning in early 2021. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Resignation).
So what has lead to this?
Covid has opened individuals eyes to:
Another shift Covid has brought is the ‘work-life‘ balance where employees have been able to see that their tasks were and are easily completed from home. Thus, less and less workers want to return to the office, which means job seekers will look for organisations who are more flexible with working arrangements and have adopted to the new way of working.
Yes, a great retraining is where this can all lead. The workforce will in the short term struggle to fill their need for staff, and employees may also see a delay in their new career venture. However, as long as individuals are happy and willing to spend time retraining as part of their career journey, soon enough more and more skilled workforce will come up.
Companies can employ and offer on the job training as part of the helping hand to close the gap between unskilled employees and the need to find good workers. Training and Education Institutions can work together with individuals to find ways that are flexible and affordable to learn a new skill in a timely manner. As long as the community works together with support and encouragement, there can be amazing changes for the future. Is it a pipe dream thinking the community will band together to support individual dreams? We hope not and only time will tell.
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