The three different work-related trends emerging out of COVID-19
There are predictions more Australians than ever will switch careers, or take time off to recover in a post-pandemic trend.
In the US, there was a record 4.27 million people quitting their jobs in August.
CEO and founder of Ignite Global, Kim Seeling Smith, said the skills shortage, COVID-19 pandemic and work from home orders had created a perfect storm.
“What we are seeing is three different things; people are quitting this job and looking for another job, people quitting to take some time out,” Ms Smith, who is also a future work expert, said on 4BC Drive.
“You know we are fully exhausted after these months of lockdown… but this has been really trying on our mental health, we are exhausted.”
She predicted more people would take the summer off to recoup.
“The third thing we are seeing [is] people who have decided to start their own companies, to go into business for themselves, thinking they don’t want to work for an employer anymore.”
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