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The Next Era: The Great Engagement

During the pandemic people have had the chance to reevaluate their life. Some have reflected on their level of happiness around their job and career, life priorities and goals, and overall well-being.

Acknowledging their discontent, people are making big changes in their lives and are leaving jobs that are not fulfilling and some are even completely changing careers.

Dubbed as the Great Resignation, millions of Americans have quit their jobs with 4.4 million quitting in September alone with the highest quit rate among not engaged and actively disengaged workers.

Numbers are not tracked in Canada, but researchers say smaller studies suggest the trend of job quitting and job switching is happening in Canada, too.

Canadians are shifting jobs into industries where they are more engaged and the job gives them more job stability, better hours, better pay, and is more aligned with their life goals.

We believe that this is the dawn of the Great Engagement for today’s workplaces.

More businesses are waking up to the reality that they need to actively engage their employees to retain and attract employees.

What’s the level of engagement and disengagement in your organization?

What side of the job switch will your organization experience: the Great Engagement or the Great Resignation?

While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement.

Here are some quick tips:

  • Find ways to help your employees grow and develop skills on-the-job
  • Share how your employee’s talents and work contribute to the organization’s mission.
  • Praise your employees easily, sincerely and often

To develop more strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For more information and to register:

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.