The Great Resignation is a new reality that is driven by workplace cultures that are unhealthy, imbalanced and even toxic. Now more than ever, strong leaders are needed to guide their people to cultivate workplaces that are respectful, inclusive, ethical, and emotionally intelligent.

The most recent statistics suggest the exodus trend is here to stay. In March 2022, according to the the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States saw a record 4.53 million workers quit their jobs, a new all-time high. 

It turns out, the Great Resignation’s viral trend of workers celebrating quitting their jobs, creates regret on the part of employer and employee. As much as it seems employees are in the driver’s seat, it is also pretty challenging to find meaningful work in a healthy, productive environment. It is often better to cultivate the characteristics of a good job rather than to start from scratch. Combined with the high cost of turnover and challenging recruitment environment, it definitely benefits everyone to reverse this trend.

Here are five strategies forward- thinking companies are utilizing to keep good people. 

  1. Take the time to interview departing employees. A good exit interview when someone leaves not only provides valuable feedback, but may lead to “boomerang employment” or the employee eventually coming back. 
  2. Proactively help your team develop a ‘work-life-balance’ strategy that works for them.  As people return to the office, while others prefer to remain in the remote world, finding the right balance of these elements is critical for long term job satisfaction. 
  3. Reach out to employees who ARE happy and satisfied with their jobs. Conduct “stay” interviews.  It’s key to understand what things companies are doing right and do more of it. Encourage employees to speak up about areas in which they want to grow and develop their skills.
  4. Examine and address toxic workplace culture. In a recent MIT Sloan Management review called “Toxic Culture is Driving the Great Resignation,” it was determined that an unhealthy, abusive or just disengaged employee can not only lead to attrition but also tends to spread to others. It’s important to note that this may not only involve high-level managers in big companies, but should also examine “micro cultures’ or employee relationships within teams as equally important.
  5. Address common emotional and societal pressures, issues and events directly. Chances are, if one person is stressed about a national news event or Covid outbreak, for example, it is on everyone’s mind. Providing open communication and support, mental health resources, or productive outlets for employee wellbeing manifests in a healthy workforce and productive company culture.  

During this time of chaos and transition, we’re seeing an even greater interest in our most popular leadership training topics at PRC (in addition to our top team-building programs), since organizations realize what a critical time it is to invest in leadership development and building healthier cultures.

Here are some of our most popular leadership training topics our clients are getting the most traction from this year so far.  Contact us for a free consultation on any of our offerings. 

1) Power Up – Customized Programs for Your LMS

Make microlearning on your teams a regular investment with our license-free custom program that implements and integrates our powerful leadership and team content into your learning and development systems.

2) Level UP – Train the Trainer Program

Train your workplace trainers and subject matter experts to design in-house programs and workshops that deliver results. Taught by a master facilitator and corporate training developer, this masterclass incorporates brain science, adult learning principles, and micro-learning options. Receive a FULL package of workshop design and development resources that you can use, rinse, and repeat over and over again. 

3) Build UP – Done-for-You Workshops

Done for you content for virtual OR in-person delivery to workplace teams by internal L&D teams, consultants. Content ranges from half day to full day program for leaders who are planning for the future of work. The content is focused on topics such as developing resilience, building emotional intelligence, leadership coaching and best practices of leading remotely to train internal leaders and managers. 

4) 5B Accreditation -Train Your Facilitators

Become an Accredited Facilitator for The Five Behaviors® Team Development to unlock organizations’ untapped potential with this breakthrough program. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or new to this team development solution, this course will increase your knowledge and strengthen your Five Behaviors facilitation skills. With The Five Behaviors® Facilitator Accreditation, you will dive deep into the Five Behaviors model and facilitation best practices. This five-week course will help you build the confidence and expertise to navigate The Five Behaviors Team Development sessions, fine-tuning your skills to deliver an effective experience for any team.

5) DiSC Certification – Train Your Facilitators 

As the world of work becomes more reliant on technology, your organization has been challenged to recreate the authentic human connections that drive results. Now, with the proven power of Everything DiSC®, you can help shape a more engaged and collaborative culture by teaching people about themselves and others. Everything DiSC® Certification prepares practitioners to deliver engaging and impactful DiSC® learning experiences that help people work better together. This holistic DiSC experience teaches the principles of Everything DiSC through a variety of applications and activities.

We’ve also published our list of the most popular team-building training topics. And be sure to check out the entire list of our top training topics.

For more information on how to address the challenges of the Great Resignation in your workplace, contact us for a free consultation today!

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