The great realisation about the great resignation, by Nick Jonsson
A poll of Singaporeans has revealed insights into why they are resigning from their current jobs, and where they believe the workplace is heading towards in the next few years. In short, it’s about a realisation that there is more to life than just work, and that they hope – and expect – employers to recognise that too.
The mass of people quitting their jobs worldwide has been labelled as The Great Resignation, and it represents the economic trend of employees leaving their jobs in large numbers. In Singapore, a study conducted by Mercer found that 69% of the companies surveyed by them had seen an increase in turnover in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period last year.
The natural question is of course, why is it happening? We conducted our own survey, asking our members in EGN Singapore what they thought was the cause for The Great Resignation.