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Turnoffs: Factors influencing employees to decline job offers or leave organizations
Despite some high-profile tech layoffs, businesses around the country continue to struggle with high rates of employee attrition and lackluster recruitment efforts. Understanding the drivers of this trend may help employers identify strategies for getting ahead of it and keeping employees—especially top talent—on board.
Quiet Quitting And The Need For Meaning
Recent decades have seen several sweeping trends in the workplace, and one of the latest is “quiet quitting.” It’s a twist on the old issue of employee disengagement that Gallup polls have tracked for decades. But there’s something different about quiet quitting. It’s actually a step toward personal agency—toward employees owning their own experience in the workplace.
The Backlash Against Quiet Quitting Is Getting Loud
First came the viral phenomenon. Now critics are taking to task those who advocate for coasting on the job.
Everything We Know About Empathy Is Wrong
We have such prescriptive world-defined views of what somebody’s journey is or what empathy is that we forgot that to have empathy in general, you’d better start with yourself. You’d better start exploring and be empathetic to your own journey.
The Great Resignation is the Result of a Crisis of Meaning
In less than a year, Americans went from being laid off to intentionally walking away from their job, and it is continuing to surge with another 4.4 million separating from their employer in April 2022. But this trend has been building for years. The pandemic merely accelerated something that was already happening.
Why We Don't Talk About Meaning At Work
Meaningful work will remain elusive if managers don’t learn to overcome four barriers to healthy conversations about what gives individuals their sense of purpose.
Warren Buffett Says This Is What Will Stop Your Employees From Quitting
The real question for leaders to figure out is one that addresses the corporate culture: how to create work environments where people do what they love and that results in good business outcomes.
Feel A Lack Of Meaning At Work? You Could Be Languishing
If you’re just starting out in your career, chances are that you sometimes feel as if you’re languishing. When you’re languishing, you feel a lack of meaning and a desire to “fit in” emotionally. These three steps can help you stop languishing and start flourishing in your career.
The Great Resignation Is Here, And It's Real
People are quitting their jobs at a higher than usual rate. What can businesses do to keep their workers?
RIP Ping-Pong. The Era Of Wacky Office Perks Is Dead
For years, companies have spent money on fun workplace perks in order to attract young talent. But a new study finds that these snazzy office benefits aren’t what young workers really want.
To Get Your People's Best Performance, Start With Purpose
In a world that requires agile innovation, organizations are desperate to create cultures of ownership, shared responsibility and proactive initiative. But the key with the most influence is commonly difficult for leaders to know how to address: finding an employee's personal connection to the work.
Organizational Meaning Is Everyone’s Job
The universal search for meaning has entered the workplace at full throttle. Today’s employees see themselves as free agents in search of an authentic connection. They want more from work than simply a means for ensuring their basic needs are met. They have other needs to satisfy — the need to have meaning and purpose, to find inspiration and to tap their full potential.