Stemming the Tide: How to Retain Diverse Employees in the Great Resignation

As we enter the final stretch of 2021, many businesses have focused on how to move forward in the wake of what has come to be known as the “Great Resignation.”

In July 2021 alone, 4 million Americans quit their jobs. By the end of the month, there were 11 million open positions and a variety of employers stuck looking in the mirror, wondering where they went wrong and where people were going.

The trend has seen much of the gains made by diversity initiatives take a hit as people examine what they want from life and their careers. Many employees no longer wish to deal with commutes, unreasonable hours, the stress of corporate life, or office politics. For underrepresented groups specifically, the pandemic has hit their communities hard, and many simply don’t see what they want for their futures in their current workplace as it currently stands.

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