How to manage: Winning hearts is key in the battle of retention

With many people choosing to change jobs rather than go back to the office, employers are tasked with working out how to manage workers’ new expectations

There is a widespread desire for change among the workforce since the pandemic. Picture: Getty

As the mass return to the office begins for hundreds of thousands of employees across the country, many of Ireland’s workers are choosing to change jobs rather than return to pre-pandemic work practices.

If we thought the ‘war for talent’ was tough, just wait for the ‘battle for retention’. Pre-pandemic, the biggest concern most employers had was attracting the best employees. Now they are faced with a new problem: retaining those very workers.

As the ...