Employers, Industries Fight to Retain a Burned-Out Workforce
#evolve Magazine
July 15, 2022

Among the organizations using artificial intelligence (AI) or data analytics to improve workforce management decisions, 69% said they use AI or data analytics for recruiting and hiring purposes, with 67% of these companies reporting the use of AI and/ or data analytics to screen resumes or applications, and another 49% said they use AI and/or data analytics to aid in identifying candidates. 

Source: Littler, The Littler Annual Employer Survey Report 

On average, 21% of organizations have experienced voluntary turnover in the past 12 months, a 17% increase from before the coronavirus pandemic. The most effective actions companies say they are taking to boost retention include prioritizing work-life balance and modifying or adding flexible work schedules/alternate schedules (each cited by 47% of respondents) and modifying or adding a remote work policy (44%).

Source: WorldatWork, Workforce Planning in the Great Resignation Era

Nearly 90% of surveyed workers say they could see themselves working in an industry other than the one in which they currently work, with the top choices being health care (14%), business and professional services (13%) and arts and entertainment (12%).

Source: BambooHR, Rethinking the Great Resignation: Understanding What Workers Want from Employers

A survey of more than 10,000 workers found 42% saying they are or have experienced burnout and have doubted their own abilities, sometimes called experiencing “imposter syndrome.” At the same time, while 24% of employees believe too many meetings directly leads to missed deadlines and 33% indicate their attention span is shorter than it was a year ago, 40% of these same workers said they think burnout is “an inevitable part of success.”

Source: Asana, Anatomy of Work 2022

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