The silent movement

The silent movement

What is quiet quitting and why is it a problem for companies?

In spite of what you might think, quiet quitting has nothing to do with people actually quitting their job. Quiet quitting means when people are performing the minimum requirements of their job and putting in no more time, effort or enthusiasm than absolutely necessary. According to research carried around by BetterUp, currently 1 in 3 workers fall into this category.

This is not only costly and disruptive for businesses but also contributes to high turnover rates. So here are our top three tips to prevent this from happening.

1. Take an active approach
Leaders play a critical role in creating a positive work environment. You should be visible, accessible, and approachable. You should take the time to listen to your employees’ concerns and needs.
By showing that you care about your employees’ wellbeing, you can foster a sense of loyalty and commitment that goes a long way in retaining employees.

2.  Deploy employee recognition strategies
Recognising employees for their hard work and achievements is key to keeping them motivated and engaged. Employee recognition comes in many forms, from a simple thank you note to a public award ceremony. The key is to make it personal, meaningful, and timely.
By doing this, you show them that they are valued and appreciated, which can increase their loyalty and commitment to the company.

3. Offer opportunities to grow
Employees want to feel that they are growing and developing in their careers. Providing opportunities for professional development and growth is a great way to retain employees.
This can include training programmes, mentoring, coaching, and job rotations. By investing in employees’ growth, you not only show that you care about their career development, but you also build a more skilled and engaged workforce. Want help with your retention strategies? Reach out at

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