The Great Decision: Tips to Help You Determine Your Next Move

In 2021, almost 48 million people quit their jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This shift in the workforce wasn’t caused by one singular reason, but by a variety of factors since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Companies and leaders are adapting to try to retain and recruit top talent by focusing on building positive workplace cultures and shifting to more flexible work environments. These trends mean there are big decisions for employees and job seekers to make when weighing their options. Here are some things to consider as you navigate your own “Great Decision”: 

1.) Do your values align with the company’s culture? Is there something you can do to help improve it? For more information on finding the right culture fit, click here.

2.) Does the working environment and schedule meet the needs of you and your family? Can you negotiate a more flexible schedule that works for your family’s needs?

3.) Would it help if your role was remote? If so, do your research and make a case to leadership for why it makes sense.

4.) Do you feel valued? If not, what would it take for you to feel valued in your role?

5.) Are there opportunities for you to professionally develop or advance? Is there an area of growth within your current role that you’ve not yet explored? Watch this video on Career Growth and Negotiation Strategies for more details.

Employees have incredible power in today’s employment market and should exercise the ability to negotiate for what they need. Take the time you need to analyze what’s most important to you so you can make an informed decision going forward in your career search. If you are a Hire Heroes USA client, you can watch this short video to help you assess the right career path for you. If you’re a veteran or military spouse who hasn’t yet signed up for our free career services, click here to learn more.