How to Retain Employees During the Great Resignation?

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The hiring landscape has changed significantly since 47 million Americans resigned in 2021 as part of the Great Resignation. It is now depends on the employers to find out how to make working for their organization not only rewarding enough for workers to say yes, but also appealing enough for them to stay. There is a growing number of people who aren't satisfied with simply having a job, especially if it's meaningless. The desire to live with meaning and purpose has become a reality for millions of people around the world.

What is Great Resignation?

As a general term, workers leaving their jobs in large numbers have been referred to as the Great Resignation or the Big Quit in the media. While the big resignations from their jobs are already occurring, the general public is only beginning to notice.

Employee Retention Strategies

To attract and keep high-quality, loyal employees, it's more important than ever to be proactive about meeting their needs for connection, communication, meaning, impact, and purpose from the moment they join your team.

1. Understand Employee Needs

Enterprises should consider the overall situation and understand the industry, market demand, salary level, corporate culture, etc., of the resignee. Enterprises should take corresponding measures to solve it, and only by understanding these can we accurately judge the company's operating conditions! To understand the needs of employees, we must first have an accurate grasp of the career development direction of the resigned employees. When an employee leaves, the company has no corresponding measures to solve it. It will take more time to need substitute personnel, affecting the competitive relationship between enterprises. For different companies, the demand for leavers may also vary. As a manager, you should learn to understand this information and formulate a suitable work plan and salary system for the position required by each resignee.

2. Creating a Sense of Belonging

Suppose the employees does not build a sense of belonging to this company, then they are unwilling to join the company. For employees, the company's performance and services are essential. If employees fail to adapt to the company's culture or serve themselves after joining a company, they will be very disappointed. Only when employees have a sense of belonging can they maintain their enthusiasm and enthusiasm for work. If there is no sense of belonging, there is no positive effect on employment. Therefore, to make employees feel that they are a member of a company or enterprise, it is necessary to do an excellent job in their work and services.

3. Appropriately Reward Employees

When employees perform well in their work, or their performance is outstanding, and they can cooperate well with the company's development, you can reward them accordingly. For example, if you do an excellent job within a certain period, it is acceptable for the company to give you a particular bonus and other material rewards. But there is one thing to pay attention to. Although rewards can increase employees' sense of responsibility and belonging to the company, it is still necessary to give them appropriate rewards to mobilize employees' enthusiasm. If there is a lot of pressure to make the team more harmonious, it is also an unfair incentive for other team members. For such employees, all hope to have a feeling of home. If the company does not give them some incentives and care, it will be even more detrimental to other partners.

4. Pay Attention to the Feelings and Demands of Employees

Employees very much hope to be respected and valued. If the company can pay attention to the feelings and demands of employees, then employees may stay in the company. Therefore, when retaining employees, you need to consider the emotions and needs of employees fully. At the same time, respect must be the premise, and the wishes of existing employees must be respected and accepted. This is the basis for retaining employees. It's easier to impress employees if they're always focused on their personal feelings and feelings. And having a good communication channel can allow employees to understand why and why they resigned and then make a correct move to retain them.

5. Work Flexibility

The hybrid workplace is becoming increasingly popular in today's world, which combines working in an office with working from home or at a remote location. The hybrid workplace arrangement can support employee retention by letting employees choose where to to work, allowing them to maintain their best workers. With the availability of office space and work-from-home options, employees can collaborate with their colleagues and connect with their coworkers in the office and work from home some days to take care of their families.


The job market has undergone a significant change in the last two years, and perhaps this change is permanent. To attract and retain employees, you compete with other business owners rather than your employees. In today's world, attracting and keeping quality employees requires creating an environment that does not just feel like work but also makes them feel valued. Providing that for them will likely result in a tremendous increase in employee retention.

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