Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
The “Great Resignation” in the United States saw a record 4.53 million workers quit their jobs in March 2022, beating the previous series high of 4.51 million in November 2021, according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The JOLTS defines “Quits” as voluntary separations initiated by the employee during a month, while the “Quits Rate” is the number of quits during a month as a percent of total employment. The “Quits Rate” was 3.0 percent in March 2022, equaling the series highs of 3.0 percent in November 2021 and December 2021.
The “Quits Rate” can serve as a measure of the willingness or ability of workers to leave their jobs. In March 2022, “Quits” increased in professional and business services (+88,000) and construction (+69,000). The number of “Quits” increased in the South region. The complete JOLTS for March 2022 is available here.
“As record-breaking resignation numbers continue to rise in the United States, employers are wondering why their employees are so quick to quit their jobs and how to keep them from leaving,” ClearStar, a leading HR-technology company specializing in background screening, noted in the “The Great Resignation of 2021.”
“Listening to employees and their desires for their careers is the first step to developing lasting relationships with them. The resignations could be a result of the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, low pay, and benefits, new job opportunities, or a mix of all of the above,” ClearStar suggested in the blog.
“An employer who accommodates their employees with remote work (if needed) and shows interest in trying to help them find something they enjoy doing in their job is likely to build a relationship with their employees that they are not so quick to abandon,” ClearStar concluded. The complete blog is available here.
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