We’ve heard a lot recently about “quiet quitting”; the assertion that many at work are intentionally doing nothing more than absolutely necessary, but not actually quitting. Combined with all the other challenges of the War for Talent, employers could really use a break.
They may be about to get one. The strong stock and housing markets during the pandemic encouraged many Boomers to retire early. It now appears that some of those same Boomers are starting to look for a way back to the workforce; ”quietly returning,” you might call it.
Part of this is due to inflation and other financial factors. However, one study suggests that the primary reason for quietly returning is neither fear of outliving savings nor inflation woes. This is a trend that may provide employers some new options: Check out this Forbes article for more “Not Quietly Quitting But Quietly Returning, Older Workers are Changing Work and Retirement.