JT & Dale Talk Jobs: “People don’t want to work anymore” | Economic news
Dear JT & Dale: I am a small business owner and I can’t believe how many people no longer want to work. I see it in the media, and it seems to be a national trend. Will people ever return to work? How do they live their life? On what money? (The extra unemployment ended in my area months ago.) Meanwhile, my business is suffering because I cannot find employees. Is that going to change soon? – Andy
JT: Now that people are emerging from pandemic hibernation, there is a lot of residual stress and anxiety. Many feel that they don’t want to go back to being who they used to be, especially when it comes to work. Moreover, when people were forced to work from home, many realized that they preferred it. I think eventually people will have bills to pay and take jobs, but I also think a lot of people are trying to find new career directions, and companies will have to adapt to find the talent they want. are looking for. You need to assess what you can do to provide your employees with perks and perks that would make them want to work for you.
VALLEY: The pandemic has accelerated a number of trends, and this is certainly true of the trend away from conventional employment. Even before the pandemic, companies abandoned the notion of a lifelong career and generous retirement, and the old trade-off between freedom and security has changed. Here is the new mindset of today’s most ambitious and hardworking people, the ones you would like to employ: “A full-time job hinders my real work”. The “real work” being what used to be called “ancillary activities”. What can you do? A) Pay well above average wages; or B) accept the role of the most flexible employer in the world. With the latter, if you sit down with the employees and chat, the way forward emerges, one released employee at a time.