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The term “turnover contagion” evokes two distinctly fearful concepts, at least from the perspective of employers: pandemics and retention challenges; and the link this term creates is fairly apt. Employees have been leaving their jobs in increasing numbers, even posting about the joys of quitting live on social media.
“Quitting has gone viral – both online and in real life,” writes Kate Morgan in an article for BBC Worklife. She points to data from the US Bureau of Labour Statistics indicating that almost 49 million employees quit their jobs in 2021—and more than 50 million in 2022.