HR & Recruiting Glossary

This glossary will support any HR professional, business owner, or hiring manager. Here you will be able to find the knowledge of key terms and concepts shaping the hiring world.

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Quiet Quitting

What is Quiet Quitting?

Quiet Quitting is when a worker meets the bare minimums of their job requirements. This happens when an employee no longer goes above and beyond.

What does Quiet Quitting look like?

Quiet Quitting can take on many forms. A few of the most common things you'll see with it are:

  • Employees only work within their defined hours of work (ex. Going silent after 5PM)
  • Employees not attending non-mandatory meetings
  • Employees turning down projects if they feel it will add extra work, stress, or hours
  • Employees won't do any activities that are outside of their pay range (also referred to as "acting your wage!")
  • Employees take their role literally and only do what they feel is required, but nothing more.

Is Quiet Quitting a widespread issue?

According to a survey conducted by, "Quiet quitters" make up at least 50% of the U.S. workforce -- probably more..." And they predict that those numbers could rise...

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