What is ‘quick quitting,’ anyway?

You’ve probably heard about quiet quitting, but there’s another quitting trend out there to contend with.

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What can be done about quick quitting?

Quiet quitting, along with quiet firing, have been popular trends on the lips of many communicators over the last few months. However, there’s a third trend that’s emerged that more people are talking about — quick quitting.

What is quick quitting?

Quick quitting, sometimes referred to as short tenure rate, is typically defined as the practice of leaving a role within a year of starting. According to a report by LinkedIn earlier this fall, this quick quitting trend is on the rise. Some industries have higher rates of quick quitting than others, with the arts and recreation field showing an 11.63% rate of growth in short tenure rate, followed by technology, information and media fields at 10.48%.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, hospitals and healthcare saw a -4.94% year-over-year trend in quick quitting.

It’s understandable that some industries might have higher rates of turnover, but we must go beyond these numbers to understand why quick quitting is happening at such high rates.

What’s causing quick quitters to leave so soon?

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