Workplace Management

What Workplace Culture Has to Do With The Great Resignation

Julie Brown 5 Min Read | February 21, 2022
People in business attire sit in an open space workplace, talking on phones and working on their computers.

For those leaders and human resource professionals out there who do not want to see their talent walk out the door or who are feeling the struggle to attract new talent, explore how a workplace management system could be that competitive advantage.

What Workplace Culture Has to Do With The Great Resignation

More than at any other time, the willingness of employees to make career moves for the right fit is rising, and we see it in headlines over and over again:

  • “The Great Resignation rages on as a record 4.5 million Americans quit” (FORTUNE)

  • “The Great Resignation? More like The Great Renegotiation” (NPR)

  • “Australia is seeing a ‘great reshuffle’ not a ‘great resignation’…” (The Conversation)

According to SHRM, “last year, an average of more than 3.95 million workers quit their jobs each month, meaning 2021 holds the highest average on record, topping the 2019 average of 3.5 million.”

From where I’m sitting, the great resignation is not hype, but I see more relevance in designations such as “the great renegotiation” or “the great reshuffle.” 

In Spring 2021, I left a job looking for a better opportunity. Like many candidates, I took into consideration the normal markers of an ideal gig: salary and benefits, to join STANLEY Security. So, I didn’t quit the workforce. Rather, I reshuffled by leaving one position for another one that met the criteria I look for in an organization. What I was looking for in a new position was challenging work, the feeling of being valued and appreciated, a healthy culture with work-life balance and flexibility, and one where I could feel safe each and every day. 

Health, safety, and security continues to grow as a key indicator for workplace culture. According to the 2022 Industry Trends Report from STANLEY Security, 59% of business leaders are concerned about the health and safety of their employees and customers. 

With the pandemic, professionals are looking beyond pay and traditional benefits, such as paid time off, as factors into employment decisions. In addition to feeling valued and working in a healthy culture, the health, safety, and security of their workplace plays a much larger role.  

For those leaders and human resource professionals out there who do not want to see their talent walk out the door or who are feeling the struggle to attract new talent, explore how a workplace management system could be that competitive advantage. 

To successfully manage the modern workplace, you need the right people, processes, and technology in place. Finding the right technology can make all the difference in preparing for and supporting a hybrid work model.

Some key items to keep in mind when evaluating workplace management systems are the capabilities to:

  • Integrate with access control to create a safer and more secure workplace plus create better streamlined processes

  • Create operational efficiencies and utilize space more effectively 

  • Screen visitors and employees and follow protocols considering the new complexities and concerns when it comes to managing on-site health, safety, and security.

   
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