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WHY IS EVERYTHING "QUIET" IN THE WORKPLACE?


All the new workplace trends seem to have the word 'quiet' in front of them? Why is this? We've broken it down for you here.

 
WHY IS EVERYTHING QUIET THESE DAYS?

"When the term "quiet quitting" started making headlines last year, many HR professionals began looking for signs that their employees were walking out the door—under the radar, of course. Not long after, some companies started quiet firing, where managers would use passive-aggressive tactics to get employees to leave instead of outright firing them. Next was quiet hiring as organizations moved employees around to fill talent gaps and hired contract and part-time workers, rather than full-time replacements.



But it doesn't end there. Quiet promoting is now a thing, too. This term describes the practice of giving employees more to do without providing a raise to compensate for the extra work. And the latest buzzword, quiet leading, is assigned to managers and bosses who don't actively build relationships with their teams. Instead, they are detached, which drives a decline in employee engagement and productivity." Learn more


THE WORKPLACE WORD OF THE YEAR

"It seems fair to say that "quiet" is the workplace word for this year. "Quiet quitting," "quiet hiring," and "quiet firing" have all entered the work lexicon in the last several months, each marking a trend in how workers and employers are continuing to adapt to changes in how work works three years after the start of the pandemic. Experts think those "quiet" trends and more are set to continue throughout 2023 and beyond.


While not everything in today's workplace are related to these quiet terms — there's also rage applying, career cushioning, and chaotic working to name a few — there are a lot of quiet trends happening at work." Learn more

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