Has the ‘Great Resignation’ hit Malaysia?

On the move: According to the 2021 Employee Movement and Retention report, 61% of Malaysian talent plan to find a new job in the next year. — 123rf.com.

IN the wake of Covid-19, workers around the world are quitting their jobs in large numbers due to evolving work preferences, frustrations with their current working environments, and to look for better career opportunities elsewhere.

In September, a record 4.4 million people, or 3% of the workforce in the United States, resigned. Across the United States and Europe, dissatisfied employees are voluntarily quitting their jobs in a movement known as the Great Resignation or the Big Quit, even as economies worldwide face downturns during the long pandemic. A similar pattern of resignations can also be seen in China, although the reasons for the situation in China may be exacerbated by an ultra- stressful working culture that demands long hours from employees.

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