Tag: employee burnout

A Manager’s Guide to Minimizing Employee Burnout

Employee burnout is an epidemic in today’s workforce with important implications for organizations. Burnout often simply boils down to excessive workload—too much work for too long and not enough resources to do the work properly. During the pandemic, roles shifted, and workers complained of job creep, taking on increased responsibilities. The result: a fundamental imbalance […]

HR Query: Is Leavism the Latest Toxic Workplace Trend?

As layoffs in various industries continue, employees are feeling the impact of thinning teams on their workload. To stay on top of their tasks, many employees are turning to leavism, where they use PTO time to catch up on outstanding assignments. Although this gives employees the chance to cross things off their list, it also […]

4 Reasons Why a Virtual Assistant Could Be Your Next Great Hire

Employee burnout has become an epidemic, with countless workers feeling overwhelmed, unfulfilled, and ready to quit their jobs. Companies across all industries have been struggling to find ways to keep their workforce engaged and retained. However, many have overlooked one potential solution that can significantly improve employees’ day-to-day experience: hiring a virtual assistant (VA). VAs […]

Loneliness Is Causing Employee Burnout. What Are the Remedies?

When U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued the public health report Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation in May, alarm bells went off in HR departments across the country. The report was disturbing. Adult loneliness is believed to be causing mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, sleep problems, and dementia, in addition to […]

Active Recruiting to Tap into Burned-Out Jobseekers

While the U.S. labor market remains strong, certain industries, like tech, have faced industrywide layoffs, leaving thousands of highly qualified workers looking for jobs. But going from a high-paying dream job to spending weeks, months, or longer searching for a new job has left many employees feeling burned out from looking for a job. Job […]

Combatting “Bare Minimum Mondays”  

“Bare Minimum Mondays” (BMM) is the latest workplace trend to describe declining employee productivity. The fad sweeping workplaces was coined by Maris Jo, a TikTok content creator, who says the idea is to ease into the work week by prioritizing self-care over productivity on Mondays. Bare Minimum Mondays is also linked to the “Sunday Scaries,” […]

Encouraging PTO to Avoid Burnout in 2023

In today’s workplace, work-life balance, flexibility, psychological safety, and advocacy for mental health and well-being are all signs of a positive culture. With employee burnout at a record high, organizations are looking for new ways to keep their employees productive, happy, and stress-free. Fortunately, organizations already a tool they can utilize: paid time off (PTO). […]

How Global Mobility Teams Can Prepare for the Rest of 2023

The global mobility landscape is rapidly evolving, and mobility and HR professionals need to stay ahead of the curve. The past few years forced us to adjust to the new normal after all the disruptions caused by the pandemic, including stress, burnout, disengagement, lower job satisfaction, and higher job demands. As the new year gets […]

Why Employee Wellbeing Should Be Your Top Priority in 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and employee wellbeing has been top of mind for everyone – and rightfully so. In today’s challenging and uncertain times, the mental health and wellbeing of employees has never been more important. According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, burnout and stress are at all-time highs, […]

Faces of HR: Sharell Thomas-Hodge on the Value of Intentional Relationship Building & Buy-in

Sharell Thomas-Hodge is an accomplished HR leader with more than 20 years of experience. She got her start in retail, serving as a HR manager for Target. At the time, she was responsible for the management of all HR functions at her location and, according to Thomas-Hodge, was “instrumental in the successful opening of a […]