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Is pandemic-related stress driving attrition at your organization?

In this period of the pandemic, I see a desire among many employees to continue being remote. If companies don't allow them to continue working remotely in that position, they're looking for alternatives. The “great resignation” cannot be explained by any unemployment benefits because these are all professionals making a decent living, and a lot of people are just quitting. I know plenty of folks who resigned to take a break before looking for another job — I'm talking about technologists, engineers, and programmers. They're taking time off and looking for a better work-life balance because it's been a very difficult period for a lot of people in terms of stress.

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In this period of the pandemic, I see a desire among many employees to continue being remote. If companies don't allow them to continue working remotely in that position, they're looking for alternatives. The “great resignation” cannot be explained by any unemployment benefits because these are all professionals making a decent living, and a lot of people are just quitting. I know plenty of folks who resigned to take a break before looking for another job — I'm talking about technologists, engineers, and programmers. They're taking time off and looking for a better work-life balance because it's been a very difficult period for a lot of people in terms of stress.
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Anonymous Author
There are multiple factors, the prolonged pandemic, the anxiety associated with it, kids doing remote schooling and requiring extra support from parents, the inability to socialize, the extra time and energy everything takes from going to grocery, disinfecting the produce you buy, social distancing etc plays a role. The ability to work remotely and potentially to an employer in another city/country without actual relocation is enticing employees to look around. Inability to work fully remotely or in hybrid mode makes a lot of employees leave. when asked to return to the office.  I have seen some that after recovering from covid will leave jobs to start working something totally different than what they did before or open a new business, some even decided to retire.
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