Opportunity for a Great Revitalization
Increased speed and raised expectations like we’ve seen with The Great Resignation have left employers and employees exhausted, but these changes may hint at a unique opportunity for greater alignment. We asked Winstead for his advice on finding a solution where job seekers and employers both win:
“Find talent that continues to align with your values, culture and work environment preferences. As candidates evaluate what is meaningful to them, this gives employers an opportunity to work to uncover that meaning and explore ways their environment can satisfy those needs,” he said.
Companies that are adapting are winning. Things like culture, work/life balance and benefits, among other aspects of a company’s support for their employees, have become top of mind for many, providing an opportunity for companies to rise to the occasion.
The current landscape demands that companies reconsider existing plans. Reevaluating does not suggest that every decision should change; rather it provides an avenue to explore necessary pivots and inform future decisions. It ultimately provides value for current and prospective members of your team.
“Consider where staying the course is appropriate or adapting to some new reality is the best long-term investment in your company’s future,” suggests Winstead. “Your organization’s guiding principles should ideally inform decision making.”
If employers and employees remain resilient amid The Great Resignation, there is an opportunity for career revitalization in which those searching for more meaning in their work may find it with a switch to a new role, company or career. This could mean employees will stay committed for longer periods of time. The disruptive nature of The Great Resignation may be paving a path for more resilient companies with greater loyalty. Time will tell—but for now we press on, stay curious and continue to adapt.
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