Do you know of people that are quitting? There are way more quits this year than in the past. Key people, too.
The pendulum has swung. Soon MetLife is going to be doing everything it can to keep its workforce from leaving. Especially those few that really know what they are doing.
People that give notice might be offered substantial counter offers (compared to the paltry raises).
This is true in the US and in low wage markets where MetLife engages in labor arbitrage. The cost of churn in institutional knowledge, training costs, and higher wages is about the bite.