The Great Reshuffle: What's Causing Employees to Change Jobs?

Do you know what is The Great Reshuffle? Why is this hot term transforming the US workforce?

After the COVID pandemic brought the world to a complete halt, causing many US workers to lose their jobs, a shift in personal value also occurred. More and more employees were quitting their jobs in search of an employer that would offer them the things that they were looking for: the right pay, great benefits, and better work arrangements in the long term.

Unlike The Great Resignation which focuses on the cons of the workforce shift, The Great Reshuffle takes a more inspirational approach, highlighting values that have become prominent within the same group.

"There’s now a greater ability for people to fit work into their lives, instead of having lives that squeeze into their work.”

Anthony Klotz, an Associate Professor of Management at Texas A&M University

In order to adapt, employers are now being forced to consider a change in company culture. In 2021, Microsoft conducted a study (Microsoft’s 2021 Work Trend Index) that targeted 30,000 people in 31 countries, and according to the results, over two-fifths of people considered leaving their work within the next year. The biggest contributing factor to this change is the rise in demand for remote and hybrid jobs. Nearly 90% of US workers feel that they want the opportunity to work from home at least one day a week.

“Leaders must be focused on cultivating thriving cultures of internal mobility, prioritizing continuous learning and delivering robust benefits to support their workers.”

Rob Falzon, Prudential Vice-Chair

As a staffing agency, SMG understands these important values and how they impact our employees. We strive to inspire, elevate, and serve our community and all its current and future members. If you’re interested in learning more about who we are, click here.

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