The disconnect behind the great attrition

There’s a clear disconnect between why employers think their employees are leaving and the actual reasons behind employee exits.

There are plenty of analyses floating around these days trying to explain why people are leaving their jobs… or not returning to their jobs… or switching jobs. As with many issues, there are bits of truth in many of those. However, this survey from McKinsey & Company does a nice job of addressing some key issues employers should be considering in retaining talent. (And ultimately attracting talent)

Click thru to the survey results for the interactive version of that diagram – well worth it.

The great attrition… the great resignation… the war on talent – call it whatever you want. The fact that we are in this situation has more to do with the pandemic shining a spotlight on some inequities and dissatisfaction that have long existed and far less to do with the pandemic itself.

There’s a clear disconnect between why employers think their employees are leaving and the actual reasons behind employee exits.

Read more from the source McKinsey & Company: The great attrition stems from a great disconnect

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Gerry Crispin

Gerry Crispin

Gerry co-authored eight books on the evolution of staffing and has written 100s of articles and whitepapers on similar topics during a career in Human Resources that spans more than 40 years from HR leadership positions at Johnson and Johnson; to boutique Executive Search firms; a Career Services Director at the University where he received his Engineering and 2 advanced degrees in Organizational/Industrial Behavior; and, GM of a major recruitment advertising firm even as he launched CareerXroads 25 years ago.

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