Alex Bolinger

Alex Bolinger

You have probably seen the “help wanted” signs all over town and read the headlines about the shortage of employees across the United States right now. My colleague and co-author, Anthony Klotz, an associate professor of management at Texas A&M University, has coined the term “The Great Resignation” to explain this phenomenon during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Much of the media focus has been on the shortage of people filling many of the most visible entry-level positions in retail, restaurants and the hospitality industry.