Office workers are beginning to feel the pain of great resignations, as increased workloads and repetitive workloads have forced 70% of employees to consider leaving their jobs within the next six months.
This is according to the 2022 Office Worker Survey of enterprise automation software company UiPath, which collected 5,000 responses from office workers across the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, Australia and Singapore.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the so-called great resignation showed no signs of slowing down, with a record 4.5 million American workers leaving their jobs in November 2021 alone. Now, 70% of survey respondents say they are considering pursuing the case within the next six months.
This has increased the workload of the rest of the co-workers, with 83% of respondents taking up up to six new jobs outside of their job descriptions due to the resignation of co-workers. As a result, 68% of respondents reported that they no longer knew what their responsibilities were.
“Very few people are leaving because of their salaries alone. It’s usually more about working conditions, “Jack Gold, president and chief analyst at Jay Gold Associates, told ComputerWorld earlier this year.
Boredom also has a negative effect on employee well-being, with many respondents noticing their frustration with performing what they see as secular or administrative work. These frustrating tasks include responding to emails (42%), scheduling calls and meetings (35%), and inputting data (34%). Worldwide, 94% of those surveyed say they feel tired at the end of a workday at least once a week.
“The world of work has changed and retaining and attracting employees through emerging technology is a business imperative,” said Bettina Koblek, UiPath’s Chief People Officer.
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