More than 38 million Americans quit their jobs in 2021, shattering records nearly every month of that year. It’s been called The Great Resignation, a wave of people leaving low-paying jobs or employment that didn’t fit their needs and looking for something new, higher-paying with better benefits.
We have explored this phenomenon and its effects on the San Antonio marketplace in a new whitepaper: How to Make the Great Resignation Work for your Business.
Using HearstTexas' industry knowledge, paired with the knowledge of Hearst Recruitment Solutions, this whitepaper is a must-read for any employer encountering staffing and talent acquisition challenges in 2022.
Key Finding: Vaccine Mandates Continue Challenging San Antonio Industries
One key finding discussed in the How to Make the Great Resignation Work for Your Business whitepaper concerns the polarizing topic of vaccine mandates. Hiring challenges have been compounded by vaccine mandates and created a potential loss of staff for business owners. With COVID-19 vaccines required for employment, some workers must choose between keeping their job or sticking to their values.
About half of your workforce would choose their values over their paycheck, according to an August 2021 survey from the management platform designer Qualtrics XM. The other half of people surveyed said they’d consider leaving their jobs if their employer didn’t require vaccines.
Qualtrics surveyed American workers from a wide variety of sectors for their study. About 44% of those respondents said they’d consider leaving their job if faced with forced vaccinations. On the flip side, 38% said they’d consider quitting if their employer didn’t force all workers to get the COVID-19 shot.
Those numbers are much different than people who have actually reported leaving their jobs due to a vaccine policy. According to an October survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, only 5% of unvaccinated adults have quit their jobs because of a vaccine mandate. Two-thirds of respondents said their employer encouraged workers to get the vaccine while half said they received paid time off to get vaccinated and recover from side effects.
In short, only a small number of those who claim that they’ll quit their jobs over a vaccine mandate actually move forward with resigning. However, data shows that people are looking for better employment, indicating a large number of the San Antonio workforce are likely to take action according to their morals and values.
This is just one of seven key findings discussed in the report.
Recruitment Solutions for Any Industry
Within the whitepaper, you will see a myriad of recruitment marketing solutions that Hearst Recruitment media experts can offer to set your company apart as the place to work in San Antonio and beyond. The Great Resignation is affecting all industries and with a wealth of innovative tactics in our arsenal, we can help you stay in front of hiring challenges and fill your talent pipeline with the right candidates.
To connect with a Hearst recruitment marketing representative, contact us.
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