Man working late at desk Americans are known for having a “living to work mentality,” often working longer hours than the traditional 9-5 as proof of their dedication and commitment (Photo: Shutterstock)

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching and unforeseen consequences in all aspects of society – one of the most prevalent being the workplace. Virtually overnight, companies needed to quickly and efficiently pivot to embrace a remote workforce and establish a completely new way of operating their business with their employees being the most crucial component to ongoing success. Although drastic, this change was not entirely negative, as it proved many employees could successfully handle working remotely, leaving them with more time to spend with family, less time commuting, and ultimately a better work-life balance.

Along with the switch to a remote workforce, which eliminated many geographic restrictions for job opportunities, the pandemic caused many to rethink their current career paths to try out a new industry, pursue their dream job, and open themselves up to take more risks. This has resulted in a mass exodus of employees leaving their jobs, otherwise known as the “Great Resignation.”

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