Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 12

19 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 12 by Heinan Landa | Optimal Networks, Inc. We’re in the middle of a major shift in the workforce. The pandemic caused a massive change from shared office space to remote work. As people spent time at home, facing a multitude of intense stressors and even direct loss, they re-evaluated what’s important when it comes to their careers. Because of this, we’ve seen four million people quit their jobs in July 2021, and a record- breaking 10.9 million jobs remain open. Companies looking to recruit and retain high performers are smart to take action in light of this Great Resignation. However, the answers may not be found in hefty signing bonuses or hasty returns to in-office collaboration. The key is to lean even harder into the technology that has gotten us through this pandemic. The pandemic as an unfortunate but powerful catalyst The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed business as usual, and companies had to become virtual, digital-centric, and agile faster than they could have imagined. According to a global survey of executives conducted by McKinsey , companies took an Retaining talent through sustaining momentum: Tech’s starring role in The Great Resignation