It’s a gross understatement to say that COVID-19 changed the workplace in unimaginable ways. Now it’s time to delve into exactly what this means for employees and to examine larger implications for the workforce in a post-pandemic world.
After a uniquely challenging and disruptive year, many employees are struggling. In January, an employee trends study found that 34% of respondents reported feeling burned out, a 7% year-over-year increase. What’s more, the latest Household Pulse Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered that 37% of survey respondents feel anxious or […]
Everyone in the working world has probably heard the term “burned out.” The term is often used even in nonemployment settings, such as by students in higher education feeling burned out by intense studies. Being burned out is generally considered negative, but there isn’t really a precise definition of the term. Defining Burnout “We tend […]
Colloquialisms about “sweatshops” and being “worked to the bone” by an employer are, of course, hyperbolic if taken anywhere near literally, at least in the United States, which has a robust set of laws and regulations aimed at preventing the exploitation of workers. Nevertheless, it is certainly true that the cultures of many companies tacitly […]
I asked today’s “Faces of HR” guest if burnout can be solved. He said no, but you can acknowledge it, listen to the needs of employees, and then assist. Individual approaches to addressing burnout don’t work for everyone, but creating a healthy framework for handling burnout can help at least manage it.
In our pandemic world, mental health is important, and normal stressors such as work, finances, education, and childcare have been exacerbated by health concerns, exhaustion, isolation, and alienation. For essential workers, particularly medical workers on the COVID-19 frontlines, burnout is a reality.
It has been said that employees leave managers, not companies. Recent research found some surprising results about how much employees will put up with before they leave.
As an HR professional, you’ve likely had to tackle employee burnout. There are many approaches for preventing and addressing this issue. Today, we’re focusing on business travel’s contribution to employee burnout.
Given the competitive and intense environment of attracting and retaining, the onus is on us as leaders to challenge how we can improve from here.
Burnout, a syndrome stemming from workplace stress, has, at one time or another, affected virtually the entire U.S. workforce. Lhasa OMS recently did a study of 2,010 young Americans, with the goal of learning more about their stress levels at work. The findings showed that 4 out of 5 Millennials were stressed several times per […]