FROM THE EDITOR
The Great Resignation – Coming To A Company Near You?
What has become known as “The Great Resignation” has reached such proportions that it has earned its own Wikipedia page and it is not showing signs of slowing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 4.5 million workers left their jobs this past November. That number represents 3% of the total workforce and is equal to the number who also quit in September.
What is going on? No one really knows, economists and labor statisticians are perplexed! While some labor sectors are more impacted, all have been disrupted. B2B marketing and sales departments that have seen their in-house capabilities reduced are having trouble outsourcing because agencies are also short workers.
I don’t have the answer but having served in the Army for nearly three decades, living under arduous, miserable, and sometimes hostile conditions, I cannot recall a single time when anyone walked off the job. I think it is because I served with some remarkable leaders. Difficulty and uncertainty reveal character, and effective leaders rise to challenges. Good leaders take the time to listen, understand, adapt, and encourage others to achieve what they believe is beyond their grasp.
This edition of the newsletter dives into some ways leadership can make a difference.
If you some ideas on how to retain quality people in your business, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading - Perry
Chief Editor | Follow Your Buyer