Employee burnout has reached record levels, experts say. According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress costs U.S. companies over $300 billion annually due to accidents, absenteeism, diminished productivity, employee turnover, workers’ compensation, direct medical, legal, and insurance costs.
Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress - a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity. If you or someone you know is possibly burned out, here are some questions to ask.
If you’ve answered yes to several or more of the above questions, you might have burnout. Fortunately, by identifying what is causing the added stress, oftentimes, the employee can return to being a happy, contributing, successful member of the team.
Workplace stress is likely to be an issue for all professionals at some stage in their careers. No matter your industry or level of experience, managing stress levels is something all professionals need to practice to achieve success and happiness in and out of work.
As a leader in your business, there are some ways to help reduce your employees’ stress.
Developing meaningful and rich interpersonal relationships among colleagues will help people feel connected to one another and engaged in their work. Simply put, employees who know and like one another are more energized and motivated, and therefore less likely to burn out and depart from the organization. Make all employees, from the janitor to the CEO, feel they belong and are an important part of your company.
If you need help building a bond within your company and reducing employee burnout, OneSource Business Solutions can help. We’re a local PEO company here to help other small businesses like yours.