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The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation

16 December 2021

The Great Resignation


According to recent data, it is estimated that almost a quarter of UK workers are planning to leave their current job role within the next few months. In what has been called “The Great Resignation”, we are seeing more vacancies caused as a result of the pandemic, and with more workers across the country experiencing post-pandemic burnout, many people are wanting a change.

A survey conducted by recruitment firm Randstad UK found that from 6,000, 69% of them were feeling confident about moving to a new role in the next few months, with 24% planning a change within three to six months.

Randstad CEO, Victoria Short, suggests that many employees who continued to work throughout the pandemic were working within roles they were unhappy in. “Another factor is burnout. Some teams have been running too hot for too long. The pandemic has changed how some people think about life, work, and what they want out of both. It’s made people step back and rethink their lives. Covid has reminded them that life is too short.”

Whilst most are confident of finding a new job, the report suggested that 16% of people were worried or anxious about finding a new job.

A shortage of workers across certain industries has seen a spike in pay across the sector, we recently reported on wage increases for HGV drivers (here) to attract new drivers into the industry. The Government has also recently announced its Skills Bootcamp, an initiative which sees an investment of £34 million to help train new drivers, as well as existing HGV drivers who have left the industry, to get back on the road

Over the coming weeks, we will be posting a series of articles on positive steps you can take for your mental health as well as help on getting a job, covering everything from job searching, CV writing to interview tips.

The Job Gym GM offer fully funded and accredited courses, designed to give you the skills to succeed in life. To find out about our free courses, including Mental Health and Wellbeing and Digital Skills, click here.


To register for our free Skills Bootcamp to become an HGV driver, then click here.