The Great Resignation is Older Employees

Resignation rates are highest among mid-career employees between 30 and 45 years old who worked in fields that experienced extreme increases in demand due to the pandemic.

What do we make of this?


We have to be honest that it could have been about money. If they were resigning because of better paydays somewhere else, that would make sense.


Yet, I'm dubious. I doubt that we would have that many resignations. Some would make the money grab, but others would simply get raises where they were and it would have been a small and short resignation boom.


I tend to think this was more stress related. No a great resignation but a great reassessment. People were starting to look at how they've spent their time, the stress they were under, and what they saw as really important.


In the end, this will cause huge issues for companies that don't start to spend more time and effort on fixing the Employee Experience.