What is The Great Resignation?
The Great Resignation is a continuing trend of employees voluntarily quitting their jobs, partly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has launched a cultural shift in the expectations the workforce has of relationships and work life.
Also known as ‘The Big Quit’, The Great Resignation gained prominence amidst post-pandemic work life, specifically from spring 2021 until the present.
The Great Resignation is most notable in the US and Europe where economic stability has motivated worker confidence and prospective job opportunities. The Great Resignation is also characterized by employees’ reluctance in re-assuming traditional workflows and their increased ability to seek out higher-paying jobs with digital workflows, digital workspaces, and contemporary benefits.