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Employees are Burned Out!

Ninety percent of employers are concerned that their employees are experiencing burnout, and for good reason. Forty-five percent of employees surveyed have experienced symptoms of burnout over the last twelve months and thirty-eight percent say their mental health and well-being has been negatively impacted by Covid-19.

Common Signs of Burnout:

  • Disengaged employees
  • Lower productivity or lower quality of work than normal
  • Irritability
  • Exhaustion
  • Increase in leave requests/sick time
  • Increase in stress and anxiety
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Increase in turnover
  • Increase in errors and misunderstandings

Ways to Build Resilience & Combat Burnout in the Workplace:

  • Offer flexible schedules
  • Remote work opportunities and availability of office equipment to those that do work remote
  • Employee Assistance Program and other benefit/wellness resources
  • Encourage walking meetings and stretch breaks
  • Correspondence from leadership which includes transparent communication, keeping employees informed and also reminding employees the company has genuine concern for them
  • Offer guidance and resources for mindfulness, gratitude, and self care practices
  • Management modeling encouraged behaviors such as taking mental breaks, getting up to stretch, setting healthy boundaries, etc.
  • Mindful moment cards or emails with inspirational quotes
  • Sharing success stories and overall good news from employees – celebrate each other

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