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September 22, 2022

Quiet Quitting: An Emerging Trend

Quiet quitting. According to Business Insider, it refers to “not depleting yourself at work and doing just what’s expected – or maybe even less.” Fortune reports the phrase has grown in popularity among Gen Z and Millennials amidst COVID’s disruption of the workplace, describing it as “not taking on more responsibilities than your job requires.” 

But, what does the data indicate? 

Veris Insights’ September 2022 Candidate Pulse explored quiet quitting through the lens of potential job seekers and reveals data-driven insights for employers to consider.

Candidate Perceptions

• 50% of employees are familiar with the term “quiet quitting.”

• 69% of employees view quiet quitting as doing the minimum required by their contract. 

• 57% of employees overall view quiet quitting as establishing healthy work boundaries.

Gen Z and Millennials Spotlight

Younger employees are more likely to view quiet quitting as setting health work boundaries. 61% of Gen Z and Millennials agree with this definition, compared to 56% of Gen X and 38% of Baby Boomers. 

What It Looks Like

1 in 5 employees who are familiar with quiet quitting are currently engaging in the practice. Candidates reported four key workplace factors that influence them to partake: 

• 62% are dissatisfied at work. 

• 52% say their workplace agency is very often lacking. 

• 42% are not at all or slightly engaged at work. 

• 41% experience burnout multiple times per week. 

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