The Great Resignation Continues with 44% of Employees Looking for a New Job

Man quitting his job

According to Willis Towers Watson´s 2022 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey, 44% of employees are currently “Job seekers.” Among these, 33% are active job hunters. 

The pandemic led to companies shifting towards remote work models. Companies are calling employees back now that things are slowly returning to pre-pandemic times. This has led to people looking for different job opportunities that offer them more flexibility. 

The Great Resignation Continues

The Great Resignation is a term coined by Anthony Klotz, professor of management at Texas A&M University. It refers to the ongoing economic trend in which employees across the United States voluntarily resigned. The most common causes were:

  • Job dissatisfactions.
  • Safety concerns in terms of COVID-19.
  • Lack of remote work opportunities post-pandemic. 

Willis Towers Watson´s 2022 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey suggests that the Great Resignation phenomenon continues to occur as 44% of employees are currently looking for a new job. 

According to CNBC, Tracey Malcolm, global leader of the future of work and risk at the consulting firm, said:

“The data shows employees are prepared and open to go somewhere else.” 

The firm surveyed $9,658 US employees from large and midsized private employers of various industries from December 2021 to January 2022. 

Related Posts

Welcome back. Let's hang out again

Nice seeing you again!

You're a fan of us, we're a fan of you—let's make this official.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter and never miss out on something important from Think Remote again:



You're interested in news & tips about remote work? What luck! That's what we do! Better join our newsletter so we can hang out