The ‘great resignation’ is a trend that began before the pandemic – and bosses need to get used to it

Ian O. Williamson, Dean of the UCI Paul Merage School of Business writes, “As a professor of human resource management, I examine how employment and the work environment have changed over time and the impact this has on organizations and communities. While the current resignation behavior may seem like a new trend, data shows employee turnover has been rising steadily for the past decade and may simply be the new normal employers are going to have to get used to.”