Whether it’s called the Great Resignation, Great Reallocation, or the Great Talent Swap, one thing is clear: Employees want more flexibility and they’re willing — and able — to switch jobs if they’re not getting it.
All this job movement has leaders scrambling to respond to the rapidly evolving expectations of their workers. While some quietly hope things will eventually go back to some version of the way they were pre-pandemic, an increasing number of chief people officers are saying that’s unlikely.
The freedom to work remotely, or with at least some schedule flexibility, is a hard thing for employees to give back. The companies succeeding in this new landscape are the ones embracing this change, not clinging to the remnants of what office life used to look like.
WorkForce Software’s CEO, Mike Morini, shares his thoughts with CNBC’s Susan Caminiti about the importance of employees being heard and valued at work – and the risk it brings when this is lacking for employees.
Morini says that once companies take the time to ask for feedback, it’s important to communicate back to employees what’s been heard.
Employees, especially millennial and Gen Z workers, want to know they have a voice and are being heard by management. If not, he says, “they have no issue changing jobs.”