The ‘great resignation’ may be here to stay

“The pandemic has changed how some people think about life, work, and what they want out of both.”

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The District Council is trying to retain its key workers, as reported earlier in the week:

East Devon council doubles spend on wages boost to match private sector

Because if they don’t, as reported in the Observer last weekend, they could lose them:

UK unions: pay better wages or expect a mass exodus of essential workers | Public sector pay | The Guardian

Meanwhile in the hospitality industry, as reported by Devon/Cornwall Live, has been losing staff:

Hotel boss says benefits system needs overhaul as hospitality venues left ‘crying out for staff’
Mr Ashworth told Cornwall Live it is in the interests of everyone if work is made more attractive than being on employment benefits – including the Chancellor who is now increasing taxes, National Insurance contributions and everything else to recoup his Covid largesses. Mr Ashworth said one way to alleviate the staffing crisis could be by having a work permit system similar to that in Australia set up in the UK to attract the foreign workers the industry has relied on.
But more importantly, he believes the benefits system ought to be reviewed to encourage people to be in work when they are able to work and therefore contribute to society through their taxes rather than being better off not working. “There certainly wasn’t any shortage of jobs in Cornwall last summer,” he said. “St Austell Brewery or the Watergate Bay Hotel and many others had to shut down parts of their business because of a shortage of staff. If you’re telling me you couldn’t find a job in Cornwall last year then we have to look at how our system is paying unemployment benefits, because the opportunities to be in work were certainly there.” 

Hotel boss says benefits system needs overhaul as hospitality venues left ‘crying out for staff’ – Devon Live

This is the ‘great resignation’:

The ‘great resignation’ and the future of work – Vision Group for Sidmouth

This is the great story today:

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What is the ‘great resignation’ 2022?

COMPANIES are desperate to fill an increasing number of open positions as more employees are quitting their jobs. Reports on the rising level of job openings are calling it the ‘great resignation’ 2022, and surveys indicate it may be here to stay.
“The Great Resignation is here and job loyalty is a thing of the past,” Victoria Short, CEO at Randstad UK, told CNBC. “The pandemic has changed how some people think about life, work, and what they want out of both.”

What is the ‘great resignation’ 2022? | thesun.co.uk?

This is the great story today internationally:

The Great Resignation is taking root around the world – CNN

The Great Resignation: Who changed jobs, where they went, and why | Metro News

The truth about the ‘great resignation’ – who changed jobs, where they went and why | theconversation.com

It’s not about the money… so what did cause the Great Resignation? – Business Leader News

90% Of Marketers Say It’s Getting Harder To Retain Talent | The Drum

Firms must do more to earn the commute of hybrid workers – Workplace Insight

Ready to Quit Your Job? Here’s What to Include in Your Resignation Letter

   
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