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Zhike Lei Discusses Job Resignation Rates with WalletHub

As the economy recovers from the effects of the pandemic, employers are having a difficult time filling open positions. Conversely, new applicants have an increased amount of leverage, making changing jobs more likely. The so-called Great Resignation has employers across the country re-thinking their workplace culture and hiring strategies. Zhike Lei, Associate Professor of Applied Behavior Science and the Director of the Center for Applied Research, gave her expert opinion to the financial blog WalletHub on the trends impacting hiring practices. Employees are generally tired, and many are grieving; they want to prioritize the well-being of themselves and their loved ones, Lei said. They desire some deeper, humanity part of a job: for example, to develop meaningfully ‚ though not necessarily in-person ‚ social interactions and connections with their colleagues and supervisors. Lei urges employers to take a hard look at their current practices and create a positive environment for workers. Ultimately, employees want to feel valued by their employers and have a sense of purpose in the workplace.
Read the full article at WalletHub here.