[Ads-l] WOTY Candidate: Great Resignation

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 9 22:33:31 UTC 2021

Barry Popik has a pertinent entry. His first citation is the Bloomberg
Businessweek article of May 10, 2021

Great Resignation (workers leaving jobs during Covid-19 pandemic)

On Thu, Dec 9, 2021 at 12:14 AM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great suggestion, John.
> Phrase/word of the year: "great resignation"
> Quote of the year : "The great resignation is coming"
> I haven't been able to antedate the May 10, 2021 Bloomberg article.
> Anthony Klotz and a co-author did publish a precursor article before
> the pandemic in the "Harvard Business Review" in 2019 stating that
> "More employees are voluntarily leaving their jobs than at almost any
> other time this millennium".
> Periodical: Harvard Business Review
> Topic: Employee Retention
> Article: Do You Really Know Why Employees Leave Your Company?
> Authors: Anthony C. Klotz and Mark C. Bolino
> Date: July 31, 2019
> https://hbr.org/2019/07/do-you-really-know-why-employees-leave-your-company
> [Begin excerpt]
> More employees are voluntarily leaving their jobs than at almost any
> other time this millennium. When an employee quits, it can feel like a
> gut punch, leaving managers scrambling both emotionally and
> operationally. The loss can be particularly acute when employees
> “ghost” their organization, simply not showing up to work, sometimes
> only days after starting the job.
> [End excerpt]
> This 2016 article indicates that understanding resignations is one of
> Klotz's research topics.
> Year: 2016
> Periodical: Journal of Applied Psychology
> Authors: A. C. Klotz and M. C. Bolino
> Article: Saying goodbye: The nature, causes, and consequences of
> employee resignation styles
> Volume 101, Number 10
> Pages 1386–1404.
> https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000135
> https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2016-31179-001

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