When it comes to the workplace, it looks like the older generations are here to stay, but the same cannot be said for millennials and Gen Z who are apparently more like to quit their job.
According to Amdocs, 19 per cent of surveyed workers left or considered leaving a job in the last year. However, 27 per cent of millennials and 31 per cent of people from Gen Z have stated this, compared to just 13 per cent of boomers.
At the same time, more than two in five (or 45 per cent) of Gen Xers say they’re going to hunt for new employment.
This trend has been dubbed as the “Great Resignation” but what is causing more people to leave their job?
It’s fair to say that the Covid pandemic caused things to grind to a halt with remote working becoming the new normal during this time, so it wouldn’t be surprising to assume that this has affected people’s attitudes in their workplace and their jobs.
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A lack of growth also appears to be a big factor as nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of workers chose this as a reason, Amdocs reported. Elsewhere, despite 35 per cent of respondents saying they want remote work options from their existing employers, many have noted the downsides to working from home - 38 per cent of people claimed they need better support from their employer with remote solutions, including reliable connectivity.
It seems workers fear that remote working will result in a lack of growth since 33 per cent worry they’ll have fewer opportunities for training and reskilling, or they’ll disappear completely with the rise remote work.
As employees slowly return to the office - we will have to wait and see if these trends continue within the next few years.