We may never truly see the back of COVID, but it's fair to say that some form of normality is resuming and life as we once knew it is starting to creep back in.
With it, in some cases, has seen a return to the office for some. Many have done so by choice, whilst others have done so through enforced mandates from employers. Working preferences may vary individually, but one thing that millions share is that they're reassessing their careers.
Recently we explored the phenomenon - which has been dubbed 'The Great Resignation'. But now, the effects are starting to be felt.
Throughout the pandemic, enforced lockdowns and working from home, attitudes to work changed. Stress, unhappiness and attitudes led to 4.5m people quitting work by the end of November - leading to experts branding it the 'Great Resignation'.
Initially, the trend may have been dismissed as a phase, a knock-on effect of the pandemic or something that only impacted workers in lower-paid industries and roles. And, with worrying economic data hinting toward a recession, it's likely many organisations expected resignations to slow down. However, recent reports show that this isn't the case, and now it appears older, more tenured employees are following suit. 
But, as millions leave their places of work, who picks up the slack?
As shown in an article from Computer World, the recent spate of mass resignations has left colleagues dealing with increasingly unfavourable working conditions.
Findings showed how 83% of respondents to a survey have taken on up to six new tasks outside of their job descriptions - solely due to coworkers resigning. As a result, 68% of respondents reported no longer knowing their responsibilities.
Such statistics make for grim - and potentially even anxious - reading for workers and bosses alike. What if your colleagues quit, are you expected to pick up their responsibilities? How can you replace several vacancies at once? Is burnout looming?
"The pandemic pushed many people to new levels of stress and anxiety, so employers need to show both empathy and compassion", states an article by Mashable. So, whilst resignation figures aren't dropping, and staff are continuing to be stretched thin to cover vacancies, you may wonder where to turn next.
So, if you're an organisation with a need for tech help, you're in the right place.
At Fifosys, we have over two decades of experience collaborating and existing as an extension of your organisation. From picking up the duties of an entire IT department to dovetailing with your exiting staff, working with an MSP can reduce the strain on your workforce.
Since 2001, Fifosys has existed to empower and enable organisations to do more. With enhanced productivity, a reduction in IT spending and peace of mind from cyber threats on offer, MSPs can - and should - be considered a necessity for organisations in 2022 and beyond.
So, regardless of if you're looking to fill voids left by the Great Resignation or exploring ways to take your business into the future, we're here for you - it all starts with a phone call.
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