How e-learning can stop the Great Resignation?
In the US, many resignations have been happening due to employee turmoil. Why are they so frustrated, and what is causing them to give up on their jobs.
The employees are suffering from burnout because they have to manage their households along with work. The USA imposed lockdowns last year in March. Earlier, employees were quite pleased about the work-from-home culture because they had complete access to the IT equipment. Their motivation to work had soared because they found the ideal work-life balance.
However, there was a certain divide among employees as to be given permissions regarding telework. Generally, employees who had a Bachelor’s degree were preferred for remote work, and a majority of those who didn’t have a college education were not allowed such privilege. Well, those who were not working from home before the pandemic but got this opportunity, post the pandemic, are certainly happy with the situation. Almost 50% of them were pleased about working from home because it gave them more freedom over their time due to the flexibility of work hours. They also find it satisfying that they have more time for the family as compared to before.
So workers now prefer the telework kind of situation, which is causing the Great Resignation. Apart from the null commuting time, the other benefits of remote work are the time to exercise, cook and indulge in other personal activities. The workers are leaving jobs because they no longer desire to work from the office. Also, people who studied during the pandemic are opting for remote work.
Many employees are pursuing e-learning courses to boost their careers. The Great Resignation started happening in April in the US when the vaccinations were started and companies expected employees to resume working from the office. In that month, only an unprecedented number of resignations (4.0 million) happened in the US.
How can e-learning help in stopping employee attrition?
Better skills: The employees need to be given higher pay packets to continue with their jobs, i.e. to prevent attrition. E-learning can make sure that employees imbibe those skills which make them deserving of higher salaries. Skill development is an urgent need of the hour so that employees don’t change jobs for the sake of better salaries. Apart from that, when an employee has attained higher skills, it’s time to give him more accountability and responsibility in the job. Apart from that, the e-learning systems should be tailored to an employee’s needs. Some employees prefer mobiles, while others learn through the laptop. Hence, companies have to focus on making the e-learning experiences personalized for employees.
Ensuring HR cooperation: HR e-learning is also needed because these employees need to put more energy into retaining employees. Hence, they need to schedule conversations with employees about how the current IT infrastructure is supportive or non-supportive for them. It is because with better IT tools employees become more productive at the workplace making them worthy of a promotion. The companies might need to invest in new software for enabling better performance out of an employee. An employee can only get job satisfaction when his job is rewarding and that comes with his better output.
The HR e-learning can ensure that they prevent an employee from leaving. That can happen when he is connected to the superiors in the company who can take his career forward through mentoring. The HR can also ensure that the praiseworthy employees are given positive feedback by the company seniors acknowledging their efforts.
The Human Resource professionals can provide the employees with financial rewards once they review the competition and know what kind of salary hike can prevent someone from looking for a new job.
In the end, a company is at a benefit when a diligent, star employee does not quit because that shows that the company believes in nurturing excellence essential for fostering positivity among employees.