The Great Resignation - How to Survive and Thrive in Today’s Workplace

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Concurrent Session
The Great Resignation - How to Survive and Thrive in Today’s Workplace
04/12/2022 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM |
Red Rock 8-9
Track: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

| Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)
| Intended Audience: ,
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how the Great Resignation will impact their workplace with respect to recruiting and retaining employees of every generation and creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. 

The “Great Resignation” is real, but likely not as simple as the two word slogan would suggest. Rather, it is a combination of job movement and other forces contributing to a change in the way people are looking at work. In many industries the pandemic has resulted in business closures and limited employment opportunities. The consequence is workers leaving in droves and looking for better paying and more stable opportunities. The pandemic has however, led to more retirements of baby boomers and many older Americans. For a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the higher risk of illness from COVID, many, rather than jeopardize their health, simply the left the workforce. Many women also left the workforce during the pandemic as result of lack of childcare or other alternatives. This is unfortunate and is likely to remain unless there is political will to address paid leave and other issues that adversely and more severely impact women in the workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what the “Great Resignation” means for their workplace.
  • Learn methods for recruiting and retaining Generations X, Y, Z and baby boomers.
  • Learn how to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
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Rick Grimaldi, Author of "Flex" and Partner, Fisher Phillips