The Art of Stepping Away: Understanding Voluntary Resignations

Encouraging individuals to step away from their jobs might seem counterintuitive, but in our dynamic labor market, it holds significance. The rate of workers leaving roles voluntarily, often referred to as absenteeism, is more than just a statistic; it’s a sign of faith in the job market.

Recent times have seen a unique decrease in the rate of resignations. As someone with almost 20 years in recruitment, I find this trend a tad concerning. While high employee turnover may have an odd relationship with HR budgets, it’s a crucial aspect of the employment ecosystem.

In my role, I welcome new job seekers not just as roles to fill but as individuals contributing to the broader narrative of my career in recruitment and the greater DFW community. While the freeze on job changes during challenging times might make sense, it’s essential to acknowledge the turbulent waves in the job market.

Yet, this isn’t necessarily a negative trend. In contentment with their roles, employees contribute to the stability and success of organizations. Authentic relationships remain the currency of success, and I believe that people are more than their titles, and companies are more than balance sheets.

As we navigate these shifts in the employment landscape, let’s remember the importance of relationships, recognizing the human aspect beyond professional titles and organizational balance sheets.

Troy Ashby, CPA
President, Benchmark Search



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