The Great Resignation has compelled business leaders across the country to reconsider their approach for everything from company values to performance monitoring. CredentialCheck, a nationwide background screening firm, explains what employers should expect going forward.
The phenomenon called “The Great Resignation” was predicted by economists in 2019 due to increasing employee dissatisfaction with their work environments. However, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the wave, catching many business managers off guard.
From their position providing background check services for employers, CredentialCheck has observed how The Great Resignation has impacted organizations nationwide. The following is their advice for leaning into the changes and emerging with a stronger business.
First, employers should expect their most career-driven employees to be tempted by new opportunities, especially at a time when hob-shopping is so widespread. Rather than treating resignation as a betrayal, employers should consider leaving the door open for staff to return to their posts. Hold their position within the system with accrued benefits and so on as if the employees are on a leave of absence. When the “honeymoon stage” of their new job ends, the employer can reach out and let them know they are still valued at their old organization. While not all old staff will return, some are likely to have missed their old role after exploring other options.
Perhaps most importantly, employers should expect today’s workforce to have different values and priorities than yesterdays. Many people have become accustomed to spending more time with their families and are thus resistant to the idea of returning to daily commutes. Others have moved away from major hubs to areas with lower costs of living. Employers should rethink their old performance management systems and explore ways of quantifying work productivity and quality for remote workers.
Finally, employers should not give in to the pressures of The Great Resignation and cut corners during the hiring process. While quickly filling openings is important, it remains equally important to hire qualified, trustworthy individuals. Thorough pre-employment screening is still worth the expense for most industries and critical in those that are regulated.
To learn more about the impact of The Great Resignation on employment background screening and other areas, call (888) 689-2000. Details about CredentialCheck’s screening solutions are available online. Their team serves employers nationwide from their headquarters in Troy, MI.
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