Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn
The “Great Resignation” where high numbers of U.S. workers resign from their jobs continued to slow down as less than 4 million workers quit in April 2023 – the fourth month in a row with under 4 million “Quits” – according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The JOLTS defines “Quits” as voluntary separations initiated by the employee and “Quits Rate” as the number of quits as a percent of total employment. Both can serve as a measure of the willingness or ability of workers to leave their jobs. In April 2023, there were roughly 3,793,000 “Quits” and the “Quits Rate” was 2.4 percent.
“Quits” had topped 4 million per month in December 2022, November 2022, October 2022, September 2022, August 2022, July 2022, June 2022, May 2022, April 2022, March 2022, February 2022, January 2022, December 2021, and November 2021. The JOLTS for May 2023 will be released at this link on Friday, July 6, 2023.
“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 global 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.
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