How many articles have you read in the past year on the “Great Resignation”?
Or the “Great Reshuffle” as it’s being rebranded in 2022. 😁
As organizations, we MUST stop to deeply consider why so many people are deciding that they would rather run the risk of unemployment than continue to spend time in a workplace where the culture is not aligned with their core values.
This is a mental health discussion and the working world must take notice.
In the US, “44% of employees are “job seekers,” according to Willis Towers Watson’s 2022 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey. Of them, 33% are active job hunters who looked for new work in the fourth quarter of 2021, and 11% planned to look in the first quarter of 2022.” – Source CNBC
According to The Globe and Mail, since the fall of 2021, “22 million Americans have quit their jobs. That’s almost 15 percent of the U.S. workforce, and more than all of Canada’s.”
Firms on both sides of the border need to take notice if you’re thinking of getting ahead of the ‘great resignation’; a clear and unique value proposition might reside in placing a well-being strategy front and center within your employee engagement efforts.
Employee engagement post-pandemic is a balancing act
As organizations, we must consider the individual employee and their goals almost as much as we prioritize our own.
Well-being is no longer optional. And well-being can get difficult to execute if you approach it on an ad-hoc basis.
Instead, consider creating systems around the act of taking mindful and tactile breaks.
The act of mindful doodling can help your people. Would you like to hear how?
Let us help. We can show you how to integrate creative mindfulness as part of your new employee wellness program, hybrid work environments or integrating them directly into your daily, weekly or town hall meetings.