Published on July 10th, 2018 by Alan L. Sklover
According to Government Statistics, More Employees are Quitting Their Jobs Than Have Done so for Decades
According to recently published reports, more and more employees are voluntarily quitting their jobs, with or without having a new job lined up first.
U.S. Dept. of Labor Statistics show that during April of this year, 3.4 million Americans quit their jobs, a 17-year high, twice the 1.7 million employees who were laid off during the same period last year. The trend, it seems, cuts across all industries.
The Labor Department credits the strong economy, and the historically low unemployment rate – just 3.8% during April – for employees having the confidence to ?engage in “job hopping.”
Oddly, this seeming confidence and job-hopping is not reflected in any broad-based increase in wages, which have remained sluggish for decades.
Nor do the published reports indicate how many of these departures may actually have been employees leaving their jobs under threat of termination, for health reasons, or due to such circumstances as bullying or unreasonable workloads.
Whether you are considering quitting your job to find “greener pastures” elsewhere, or under threat of some kind, it is important that you devote time and effort to doing it carefully. It can make all the difference.
For example, consider taking a few minutes to review our blog post entitled “Resigning – The 21 Necessary Precautions.” To do so, just [click here.]
You may also be interested in obtaining a copy of our Master Pre-Resignation 100-Point Checklist. To do so, just [click here.]
And, too, other Model Resignation Memos and Letters are available by [clicking here.]
It is often said that the hardest part of any relationship is ending it well. That goes for the employment relationship as much, if not more so, than any other.
To see a list of all of our Model Letters, Memos, Checklists and Agreements – that show you “What to Say and How to Say It” in hundreds of different workplace situations – just [click here].
If you would like to arrange a Telephone Consultation with Mr. Sklover, just [click here].
Whatever you do . . . why not do it well?
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