CEO Corner: What’s the Deal with Quiet Quitting?

Why we need a different approach to disengaged employees

Everywhere I turn these days, I see endless buzz about a term that I despise: #quietquitting.

It’s not new (researchers have been studying disengaged employees for over 100 years), it’s not accurate (there’s nothing quiet about this trend…and creating balance is not the same as ‘quitting’) and in my view, it’s simply not true.

I don’t think employees are looking for ways to do less. In fact, I think they’re motivated to do their best and can be trusted to be productive at work because it provides a sense of purpose. Seeking work/life alignment is a terrific goal worth celebrating.

To think that employees are purposefully declining work so they can do less, while staying on the job, just seems like disrespect for everyone doing their best.

And if employees don’t have that purpose to be lit up at work? There are ways that employers can help reignite it, increase engagement and build trust. Read our blog for tips.

Kathryn Tremblay

Kathryn Tremblay

Kathryn co-founded Altis Recruitment with a dream to connect people with meaningful work. She talks about HR trends, hiring best practices, and how to bring humanity to leadership.

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