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Is ‘Quiet Quitting’ a Problem at Your Company?

Beyond the “Great Resignation,” there’s another employment trend gaining ground at companies of all sizes. It’s called “quiet quitting” and basically happens when workers stay on the job but mentally check out. They do enough to get by but are no longer engaged or interested in their work.

Since the pandemic, stress has become the norm for many people due to the current recession, layoffs, bad worldwide news, and high gas and food prices. This can impact not only the personal lives of your employees but their attitude at work as well if they don’t feel supported.

So, how do you prevent this trend from gaining ground at your company?

Here are some tips to help you keep your people engaged:

Talk to your team.

Conduct “stay interviews.” These will give you a chance to talk one-on-one with each team member and find out more about the challenges they are facing, the resources they need, and how you can help them do their best work. You can even make it more informal by taking them for coffee or lunch. This will help you find out how to get or keep employees engaged and enthusiastic about their jobs.

Take action.

Once you’ve talked to all the members of your team, you might be noticing some patterns about work-life balance, resources or training needed, and challenges they are facing. Don’t sit on this information; create an action plan instead. Explain to your employees what you plan to do moving forward to help and support them.

Connect with a staffing agency.

Another way to avoid quiet quitting is to work with a staffing agency. If your current staff is stretched thin and overworked, a staffing agency can give you access to the people you need, whether on a temporary basis or for full-time roles. Recruiters at a staffing agency can also help with onboarding and training, so your new hires hit the ground running.

Ready for help building a more engaged team?

Turn to the recruiters at PrideStaff. As a leading staffing agency serving companies in Phoenix and Tempe, we can connect you with talented, hard-working professionals for a wide range of roles, whether on a full-time, part-time, contract, or temporary basis. In the process, your company will enhance engagement, reduce turnover, and build a stronger team. Contact us today to get started.

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