The pandemic has led millions of people to rethink their relationship to work. As a result, every couple of months, a new term is coined as employees seek to redefine the way they think about their jobs. Take “quiet quitting” for example: what does it mean? Why are people embracing it? Keep reading to discover the answers.
What Is “Quiet Quitting”?
Despite what the name suggests, “quiet quitting” doesn’t actually involve leaving a job.
Instead, quiet quitting refers to creating a sense of emotional detachment from one’s job by performing only the tasks that are strictly necessary.
In the words of the author of the TikTok video that kicked off the trend, quiet quitting means “quitting the idea of going above and beyond at work.” (The chart below shows the explosive increase in Google searches for the term “Quiet Quitting.”)
According to the video, when a worker chooses quiet quitting, “You are still performing your duties, but you’re no longer subscribing to the hustler culture mentality that work has to be your life.”
Perhaps not surprisingly, the trend comes on the heels of a pandemic that has blurred the boundaries between work and personal life, leaving workers everywhere feeling burned out and overwhelmed.
How Background Screening Can Help
Since there’s no way to monitor the inner life of employees, it’s impossible to know if someone has decided to “quiet quit.”
However, there are steps you can take to ensure that engagement levels among your employees remain high.
In addition to recognizing your employees and making sure that they have the right tools and enough time to perform their jobs, background screening is another tool you can use to prevent quiet quitting.
Here’s how background screening can help any organization keep their employees engaged:
- Reinforce your employer brand
- Improve employee experience
- Ensure that your employees have the right skills and experience to perform their jobs
- Create a safe environment that promotes and rewards excellence
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