Quiet quitting & loud quitting - How to avoid both

As an employer in the legal industry, you may have heard of the terms "quiet quitting" and "loud quitting." These refer to the different approaches that employees take when resigning from a job. Quiet quitting involves leaving the job without causing a scene or drawing attention to oneself. Typically, a quite quitter has already mentally quit many months before handing in their notice and has been doing just enough to get by and keep their manager satisfied. Whilst loud quitting involves making a spectacle, being disruptive and causing a negative impact on team moral before leaving.

Both types can have a detrimental effect on business output and bottom-line. As an employer, promoting a healthy work-life balance for your employees is great way to keep employees engaged and ensure staff turnover is kept to a minimum.

Here are some tips to help your employees improve their work-life balance:

  1. Encourage self-care: Encourage your employees to set boundaries between work and personal life, and to make time for activities that nourish their mind and body. This can include exercise, hobbies, or spending time with loved ones.
  2. Offer support: Make sure to communicate with your employees regularly and offer support if they are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. This can include adjusting their workload, providing additional resources, or allowing flexible work arrangements.
  3. Promote mindfulness: Encourage your employees to practice mindfulness techniques such as meditation or deep breathing exercises. This can help them manage stress and improve focus.
  4. Foster a supportive environment: Create a supportive work environment by encouraging collaboration, teamwork, and mentorship. This can help employees navigate challenges and promote professional growth.

By prioritising work-life balance and communication, you can positively effect and reduce the amount of attrition at your company.

As is the case in any business, there will inevitably be a natural level of staff turnover. Here are some tips for handling an employee's resignation to help protect your employer brand:

  1. Respect notice periods: Make sure to respect your employee's notice period and use the time to plan for their departure and transition their work to other employees.
  2. Express gratitude: Thank the employee for their contributions to the company and express your appreciation for their work. This can help maintain positive relationships and leave a lasting impression.
  3. Conduct exit interviews: Conduct exit interviews to understand the reasons for the employee's departure and to identify areas for continuous improvement in the company.

In conclusion, promoting a healthy work-life balance and communication can help employees avoid high turnover. As an employer, you can support your employees by encouraging self-care, offering support, promoting mindfulness, and fostering a supportive environment. If an employee does decide to leave, handle the resignation with professionalism and express gratitude for their contributions to protect your employer brand.

Posted by: Branwell Ford