Today, recruitment expert and Group Managing Director Mark Smith from leading recruitment company people2people is predicting that the “Great Resignation” will still happen in Australia, but may be delayed. A 2022 online poll of Australian workers by them has revealed over 40% are looking to change jobs or make a career change, a 3% increase from pre-Christmas results.
“The Omicron variant has certainly thrown another spanner in the works for employers and employees alike over the past two months. The fast-paced spread of the virus coupled with close contacts all in isolation has not only caused staff shortages, but uncertainty. We have seen an increase of over 40% in requests for temp staff across all industries,
“For those who spent the summer break reconsidering their career path, now is the time to get your CV in order. With such a high percentage of workers indicating they plan on resigning or making a career change, your first impression through your CV will become even more important,” says Smith.
Between 10 and 20% of Australians also indicated that they are looking for a career change in 2022 according to people2people’s online poll.