Quiet quitting: what is it and how can your business avoid it?
Have you noticed a previously-engaged employee withdrawing from their work environment, performing only their assigned job duties and nothing more? It's possible they have 'quietly quit'.
‘Quiet quitting’ and other similar buzzwords are a worrying trend for all businesses. Employees who consciously disengage can impact the workplace in a number of ways: not only is your business’s competitive advantage at risk, but also its ability to thrive in the new paradigm of greater workplace flexibility, and being a workplace of choice.
As negative as it sounds, ‘quiet quitting’ doesn’t mean an employee is not fulfilling their duties – they are just opting out of taking on anything extra such as working late ahead of the weekend, organising team-building activities, or supervising the work experience kid. Essentially, they’re only doing what they are being paid to do – a perfectly reasonable attitude, but not necessarily one that encourages a thriving workplace environment.
Employees’ re-evaluation of their relationship with work is yet another impact of the pandemic and the changes it forced to work-life balance, and how we see work more generally in relation to our values. It is now up to workplaces to figure out how to reconnect with their staff.
A great tool for engagement in workplaces is training.
“Staff training is vitally important in increasing employee engagement. Employees feel valued through career enhancement and development, which therefore increases motivation to achieve company objectives.”
– Rachel Allen, Head of People and Culture at BPS World
Premium Health offer all levels of training, from workplace-related skills training – such as healthcare and practical tasks – through to training that benefits your staff both in and out of the workplace – such as first aid and CPR, and mental health training.
We also offer a range of flexible training options to suit your business. We can train you and your staff on-site at your premises, at our dedicated training facilities, or – for some courses – via our blended online face-to-face training programs.
Interested in seeing how training can benefit your business and keep your staff engaged? Talk to us at Premium Health. We can also help you select the delivery method best suited to your organisation.