Episode 189: What’s Behind the Great Resignation


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We've all been hearing, reading and in some cases witnessing the talent tidal wave of employee departures during this "Great Resignation". Most assume that employees are leaving for money or better benefits. However, based on the latest research and our own anecdotal data from our Beyond Barriers Accelerator cohorts, what talent is really seeking is a sense of purpose and belonging.

In this episode, Monica shares the real reason people are leaving and what organizations can do to stop the attrition.


[00:34] The real reason people leave companies [03:57] How organizations can stop the attrition [10:43] It’s not all about the money, it’s about purpose


“According to a report by Working Mother Media, only 15% of women had clarity on where they wanted to be five years in their careers.” – Monica Marquez

“If your organization doesn’t have leaders who create a sense of belonging, a sense of purpose, and make those that report to them feel valued, those employees will leave.” – Monica Marquez

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Website: https://www.nikkibarua.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenikkibarua/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenikkibarua/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thenikkibarua/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NikkiBarua

About Monica Marquez: Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Website: https://themonicamarquez.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMonicaMarquez/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themonicamarquez/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/themonicamarquez/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/themmarquez

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