Quiet quitting and quiet firing are terms that have been making the rounds on social media, but what do these mean for the workforce? Patt Soyao of consultancy firm Icon Executive Asia weighs in on this.

The COVID-19 pandemic has truly changed the dynamics in the workforce. On the bright side, there have been more opportunities to start new businesses or change professions, but on the dark side of things, there are also cases of mass resignations and the constant search for new jobs.

Although the reasoning behind the latter varies from a case-to-case basis, they mostly point toward employee burnout. In fact, a 2022 study found that 53% of Filipinos employees (aged 26 to 55) feel stressed and worried because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with remote work, along with financial and work performance pressures, among other personal concerns adding to their baggage.

Similarly, new workplace terms have been coined by the millennial and Gen-Z workforce: Quiet quitting as practiced by the employees, and quiet firing on the side of management. To know more about how these two can change the workforce in the long run, we consult with headhunter and Founder of consultancy firm Icon Executive Asia's very own Patt Soyao.

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