Beyoncé Gives Voice to a Generation of Workers. Are HR Leaders Listening?
You’ve got to hand it to Beyoncé.
Her new song, Break My Soul, highlights exactly what employees have been feeling — aligning perfectly with the massive shift in the current talent landscape. She sings:
And I just quit my job / I’m gonna find new drive
Damn they work me so damn hard / Work by nine / Then off past five
And they work my nerves / That’s why I cannot sleep at night.
It’s official. The Great Resignation now has its own anthem.
The Current Labor Market
Last year in the United States, a record 47 million people voluntarily left their employers for a career opportunity somewhere else, according to the U.S. Labor Department. This massive shift in employment numbers is causing HR leaders to ask, “Why? What does this mean for the here and now, and for tomorrow?”
I believe that job-hopping is a call to action, and HR departments should listen to the voice of a burnt-out generation. But how can they help enact change? By helping people find an employer that aligns with their values and