2022Surveys

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn

The “Great Resignation” that has seen a record number of workers in the United States resign from their jobs continued in June 2022 as 4.2 million 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 2.8 percent in June 2022.

The number of “Quits” in June 2022 was similar to May 2022April 2022, March 2022February 2022, January 2022, December 2021, and November 2021.“Quits” decreased in construction by 51,000 and increased in state and local government education by 14,000. The JOLTS for July 2022 will be released on August 30, 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 Human Resources (HR) technology company, noted in a blog titled “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.

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a service offering of ClearStar, a leading HR technology company offering background, drug, clinical, and occupational health screening – offers background checks to help employers replace workers lost to the “Great Resignation.” To learn more, contact ESR today.

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