Employee Well-Being

The complete guide to understanding employee burnout and promoting well-being.

Overview of Employee Well-Being

Causes of Employee Burnout

Symptoms of Employee Burnout

The Impact of Employee Burnout


A recent study conducted by Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace found employee burnout could be responsible for 50 percent of turnover.

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.


Low productivity

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.


Sick leave

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.


High turnover rates

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 business forward.

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.

How to Improve Employee Well-Being

According to a study conducted by the University of Warwick, well-being in the workplace counts for a 12 percent boost in productivity, while unhappy employees are 10 percent less productive. Burnout can be a challenging concept to tackle, however, there are steps that can be taken to improve employee well-being.

The Importance of Employee Well-Being



Adopting the Employee Well-Being Index into your wellness program can help turn low productivity around, decrease turnover rates, retain talent, and yield happier and healthier employees. Curious to see how it works? Here’s your access to the free Well-Being Index demo!