When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, millions of people lost their jobs or were furloughed. But in the months following, millions more quit their jobs in search of a new situation. You may be an employee considering joining in the “Big Quit,” but what’s your big reason? Our staffing experts at That’s Good HR can help candidates analyze why you are thinking about shifting your career focus… and we can also help employers eliminate retention issues for current employees and hiring barriers for new employees.
Why are you considering the Big Quit?
Whether you lost your job or are choosing to leave, it’s time to think about what is most important to you. In this era of hiring, workers have the option to be more selective. As you apply for new jobs, what do you want most out of your career? Is it flexibility in working hours or the option to work from home? Do you want expanded insurance and benefits, higher compensation or specific perks you couldn’t find in your old position, such as paid training or tuition reimbursement? That’s Good HR will help you evaluate the benefit offerings for the open jobs you are interested in and help you decide which ones fit your needs the best.
Reevaluate why you work
Speaking of family, did you have to adjust your family structure during quarantine? Many parents found themselves watching toddlers with daycares closed or supervising virtual schooling. During this time, some families decided that they were comfortable with one parent working and one caring for children or aging family members. Others realized from that time at home that a career is very important to them.
Beyond family situations and needs, what else forms your “why” for working? Reexamine your lifestyle, mental and physical health and overall life goals. Is it time for a change from full-time to part-time or vice versa? Are you ready to make a move into a brand new career field? Do you want to fall back in love with your current career — or maybe want to look for a new position within your current field? No matter your job search goals, That’s Good HR staffing experts are here to help.
How is the Big Quit impacting employers?
As a part of the Big Quit, we are all likely aware of staffing shortages and how that is impacting day-to-day life. We have a number of open positions to fill for our employer clients, and we are working hard to match the best candidate to each one. However, there is still more that organizations can do to not just hire new employees but retain their current workforce.
Offering more benefits and perks
Our biggest recommendation for our employer clients is to look at your current processes for both hiring and retention, and determine how they can work even better. Eliminating hiring barriers, such as biases against gender, age or resume gaps, will make a huge difference in the candidates you find applying to your open positions.
Offering expanded job perks will also help you gain interest from candidates, such as full-time or hybrid remote work schedules, more wellness resources, mental health plans, child care assistance and stipends for education or setting up a home office. And as you revamp your job perks, don’t forget about your current employees. Revamping your benefits package should not only entice new candidates to apply, but should apply to your entire workforce to show your appreciation for their dedication to the company during these hard times.
Whether you are a candidate looking for a new career or an organization looking to hire new employees, we are all being affected by the Big Quit — and That’s Good HR can help. Let us come alongside whichever side of the search you are on by contacting our office online or at 317-469-4141 today!