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Businesses are realizing the pandemic changed employees' minds, and they no longer want to work for companies that do not prioritize their physical health, mental health and safety. This is causing many employees to seek jobs with more flexibility to respond to the new face of today’s workplace. (Credit: Blue Planet Studio/stock.adobe.com) Businesses are realizing the pandemic changed employees’ minds, and they no longer want to work for companies that do not prioritize their physical health, mental health and safety. This is causing many employees to seek jobs with more flexibility to respond to the new face of today’s workplace. (Credit: Blue Planet Studio/stock.adobe.com)

Gone are the days of people working themselves to death and prioritizing their careers over their safety and overall health. As COVID-19 cases soared last year and hospitals were bursting at the seams, much of America’s workforce moved to remote operations and had more time to focus on the importance of work-life balance. The impact of COVID-19 brought with it feelings of despair, loss and disruption, but it also brought a drastic change in what employees find essential — their health and wellbeing.

Businesses are realizing the pandemic changed employees’ minds, and they no longer want to work for companies that do not prioritize their physical health, mental health and safety. This is causing many employees to seek jobs with more flexibility to respond to the new face of today’s workplace. However, this directly contrasts what employers are focused on as the world comes out of the pandemic. This gap is being deemed “the turnover tsunami.”

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