According to a recent article in Forbes Magazine, younger employees are being influenced by workplace trends popularised on the social media platform, TikTok.
These include ideas like ‘quiet quitting’ (doing only as much as is required to avoid performance management or dismissal); ‘bare minimum Monday’ (easing into the week by ‘going slow’ on a Monday) and ‘ghosting’ (where, much like with internet dating, employees frequently leave a job if a better offer is made elsewhere – with no consideration of loyalty).
If these trends tell us anything it is that the traditional model of employees being grateful to have a job and embracing the 9 to 5 grind has been replaced by a host of different ideas about what it means to go to work. Recognising that the emerging workforce and leaders of the future place high value on work-life balance and wellbeing allows businesses to focus training and development in these areas. Employees will feel heard, helping to retain talent.
Find out how we can help. Our partner, Jon Dunkley, heads the Wollens specialist Employment Department. Contact him today for an informal chat, without obligation on 01271 342268 or via email at [email protected].