Leslie Tarnacki, CHRO at WorkForce Software, talked with Worklife about why employees resigned in the first place during “the Great Resignation” (hint: lack of scheduling flexibility, autonomy, and proper tools).
She reminds readers that deskless workers are still lacking the scheduling flexibility that they need to have in the workplace, and that their demands for a better work-life balance have not been so easily met — so their resignations continue. While many white-collar workers are realising the grass is not greener and many are returning to their former employers.
Tarnacki explained the slowdown of the Great Resignation for desked workers. “Much of it was spurred by a demand for flexibility and better work-life balance, which most employers have been able to deliver in some way with remote working and flexible hours,” she said. “For front-line and deskless shift workers, demands have not been so easily met.”