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The Great Reshuffling

The Great Reshuffling

Recently, we wrote about The Great Resignation and how steep its impact has been on hiring managers across a myriad of industries. But, experts are saying it’s less of a Great Resignation. In fact, it more resembles a reshuffling – The Great Reshuffling.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2021, new hires amounted to 75.3 million, and separations (quits, layoffs, and professionals who left for other reasons) reached 68.9 million.

The Great Reshuffling, not The Great Resignation

While a large percentage of the workforce decided to leave their current jobs when more in-person opportunities became available and some semblance of how life was before the COVID-19 pandemic, these individuals did not retire, rather, they instead sought opportunities that fulfilled their needs more sufficiently than a previous position they might have. Some of these reasons include:

  • Increased remote work flexibility
  • Managers willing to meet their employees where they’re at
  • Investing in the tools that will nurture and further their professional goals

According to WeForum, “But with vacancy levels high, employers are already recognizing the need to react when it comes, not just to recruitment, but to retention.”

How is your organization battling challenging retention efforts amid The Great Reshuffling? Let us know! And you can also view all of APC’s thought-leadership pieces, which cover a range of informational articles for both employers and professionals on topics like resume help, a study on the Great Resignationtop tech hiring trends this year, and more!

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