The Great Resignation in Southern Utah
With Special Guest Dr. Chris Healy, SHRM-CP, PHR, CEBS
Assistant Professor, Management Utah Tech University and
Melynda Thorpe, APR Executive Director of Community & Professional Development
St. George and Washington County are a part of Utah's Southwest five-county region. The Covid-19 pandemic and "The Great Resignation" presented the area with significant challenges in the employment realm leading to increased challenges for the area's businesses. In the true spirit of Southern Utah, researchers at Southern Utah University and Utah Tech University, with the support of multiple local and State agencies, collaborated on a study that resulted in findings that both validate and educate about a critical juncture occurring in southwest Utah’s workforce. This research recently won a PRSA Utah action research award and its one-year model for recovery was funded by the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity for deployment in 2023. Come learn how your organization can benefit and participate in a collaborative recovery effort addressing labor shortages and skills gaps specific to our region.