The complete guide to understanding employee burnout and promoting well-being.
The impact of job burnout on an individual can come to fruition at different degrees. While it’s difficult to measure a concept like burnout, one thing is for certain: when burnout is affecting an employee, it’s affecting the organization.
If employees are feeling cynical towards their work, productivity will suffer immensely. Once an employee’s productivity starts to take a turn, so will the overall operations of the business. Low productivity will eventually hurt the business’ finances and reputation.
In the same arena as low productivity, employers can expect to pay out more sick time leave when employees are burned out. Employees experiencing burnout tend to succumb to illness more often than their well-rested coworkers.
A recent study conducted by Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace found employee burnout could be responsible for 50 percent of turnover. There is a major dilemma that organizations need to address to retain talent and move
Employee burnout certainly affects staff turnover rates on a major level. Heavy and ungratifying workloads can cause employee dissatisfaction and emotional exhaustion in the individual. Once these symptoms reach a level specific to that employee, they will decide to find a different line of work. Sometimes, symptoms of burnout can lead the employer to believe that they need to replace the employee, instead of finding the root of the problem.
Oftentimes employee burnout results in high turnover rates due to of out-of-touch executives. If the higher-ups are unfamiliar with the environment or culture their employees are working in, low productivity could provoke executives to replace employees. With job turnover rates on the rise, employers should be taking every step to keep their talent satisfied.
One way the Employee Well-Being Index helps organizations fight employee burnout is by aggregating custom reports to monitor well-being over time. Organizations are also able to compare their results on a national level. These reports help wellness programs adapt to the specific needs of the institution, resulting in happier and more productive employees.