How to beat The Great Resignation

How to beat The Great Resignation

Employee burnout has hit a peak – it’s time to temperature-check your workforce to retain talent


During lockdown, people reflected on their lives and how their organisations treated them. A vision of commuting, presenteeism and general office life seemed less appealing. Huge numbers of employees reassessed their careers – then thousands in the UK quit. 

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of vacancies in the UK soared to an all-time high between July and September 2021, reaching over one million for the first time. 

The Great Resignation has disrupted an already unstable post-pandemic labour market, making it difficult to recruit and retain talent. According to the CIPD report Addressing skills and labour shortages post-Brexit, four in 10 (39%) employers have hard-to-fill vacancies.