Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
The “Great Resignation” that has seen a record number of workers in the United States resigning from their jobs continued in April 2022 as 4.4 million more workers quit during the month, 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 and can serve as a measure of the willingness or ability of workers to leave their jobs. The “Quits Rate” was 2.9 percent in April 2022.
The number of “Quits” in April 2022 was slightly below the record-high 4.5 million “Quits” in November 2021. In April 2022, “Quits” increased in real estate and rental and leasing by 37,000 but decreased in state and local government education by 19,000. The JOLTS for May 2022 is scheduled to be released on July 6, 2022.
“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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