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The Pandemic's Impact on Career Plans

Prepare for changing career aspirations and turnover during and after COVID-19.

  • Over half of respondents indicated the pandemic has impacted their current desire to make a job or career change.
  • Remote work has only increased the possibility of new competitors for talent.
  • Talent acquisition remains the #1 priority for HR in 2021 (McLean & Company, 2021 HR Trends Report).

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Remote work has increased the possibility of new competitors for talent for many organizations.
  • Don't wait until the pandemic is over to start paying attention to turnover and employees' desires to make a career change.
  • Now is the time to focus on programs and initiatives to build up a talent pipeline.

Impact and Result

  • Use the data and analysis from this report to inform your employee retention and talent acquisition plans.
  • Equip managers to have career conversations with employees.
  • Gather data to pinpoint additional areas of opportunity using McLean & Company’s Pandemic Engagement Pulse Check.

The Pandemic's Impact on Career Plans

1. Understand the pandemic’s impact on career planning

Prepare for changing career aspirations and turnover after COVID-19.


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  • Call #1 - Prepare for changing career aspirations and turnover after COVID-19.