Turnover is a common occurrence throughout any given year. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, turnover rates fell dramatically. Now, a significant number of employees are unwilling to return to the status quo that was established pre-pandemic. That’s a major reason why experts predict a “turnover tsunami” coming in the latter half of 2021.
What Employees Want Post-pandemic
Generally, workplace survey data from the past year illuminates some commonalities between worker desires across industries. The following are some of the most coveted changes workers are looking for post-pandemic:
- Flexible work options
- Protection from burnout
- Competitive compensation
Considerations for Employers
Employers will need to look inward toward their unique employee populations and determine what’s important to them to stay ahead of these trends. This inquiry may include surveying employees to learn about what they are looking for. To help meet the demands of a workforce, employers can consider implementing changes, such as:
- Providing remote or hybrid working arrangements
- Providing flexible scheduling options
- Adopting or expanding employee assistance programs to help with mental health and burnout
- Increasing compensation or bonuses
- Having managers meet more frequently with employees to discuss challenges and concerns openly
Each organization is unique, and its employees may have varying opinions about what they value. Be especially aware of employees who may also be caregivers in the workplace that provide care for a family member. You can get more information in our Caregiving in the Workplace Webinar available in our Shop.