- Many staff clung to jobs though COVID-19 lockdowns
- Labour shortages now creating options for skilled staff
- Post-lockdown resignation intentions on the rise
- Most sought-after perk is flexible working
- Others include pushbikes, sign-on bonuses
PRAGUE, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Having hunkered down at home and clung on to his job through the 2020 lockdowns, Dutch IT worker Benito Castillion is now on the hunt for a career-enhancing move – and it’s a shift of perspective he shares with millions of white-collar staff worldwide.
Based in Prague, the 46-year-old had updated his LinkedIn profile and started attending virtual job fairs.
“If the pay is right and there is a good opportunity to switch jobs I’d be willing to take the risk,” he told Reuters. “Now I see companies are willing to pay a bit more. That is important now.”
That mindset is driving what one U.S. management professor has dubbed the “Great Resignation” and a U.S. recruiter the biggest movement of human…