A third of office workers under 40 admit to “quiet quitting” and more than a quarter are considering leaving their jobs in the next 6 months.

Mental health and quality-of-life are the leading issues for people unhappy at work ­– outranking wanting more pay which came in at third!

This is according to Ivanti’s Everywhere Work report which outlines the attitudes, expectations and challenges faced by organisations and their employees, as told by 8,400 IT professionals, office workers and C-level executives across the globe.  

The research also found that in the last year, 41 percent of the c-suite have called employees back into the office 5 days a week.

But, 71 percent of leaders say remote work positively impacts employee morale and nearly three quarters (74%) of employees say that they are now more productive compared to pre-2020.

Other key stats include: 

A staggering 54 percent of office workers (51% in UK) say their workforce has not grown more diverse over the past year. 

Only 3 percent of office workers genuinely work from anywhere.

Also, 43 percent of office workers say they have the ability to work remotely or work a hybrid schedule with control over which days they come to the office — but 71 percent would like to be able to do this.

In addition, 72 percent say they should get funds to offset heating and energy and 57 percent in the UK also say they should be reimbursed for the internet.

What is Quiet Quitting?

Quiet quitting is a relatively new term, coined to describe employees that simply work their hours and do their job without necessarily going above and beyond

“There’s some confusion around quiet quitting, as it doesn’t actually mean people are quitting their jobs,” began Alex.

“It simply refers to those that do precisely what their jobs requires of them and no more, and for many people, this is their response to reducing any work-related stress in a bid to protect their mental wellbeing in the professional environment.”

Employees are becoming disengaged from the companies they work for and prioritising themselves over the company.





Amelia Brand is the Editor for HRreview, and host of the HR in Review podcast series. With a Master’s degree in Legal and Political Theory, her particular interests within HR include employment law, DE&I, and wellbeing within the workplace. Prior to working with HRreview, Amelia was Sub-Editor of a magazine, and Editor of the Environmental Justice Project at University College London, writing and overseeing articles into UCL’s weekly newsletter. Her previous academic work has focused on philosophy, politics and law, with a special focus on how artificial intelligence will feature in the future.