How To Handle Burnout Among Your Employees

How To Handle Burnout Among Your Employees

Are your employees struggling with burnout? And if so, what are the telltale signs, and what can you do about it? This post will discuss three tips for Human Resources professionals to use to combat employee burnout in 2023.

It may not surprise HR pros that worker productivity is generally flat or declining as we head into 2023, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And a major cause is employee burnout.

But what can you do about that disturbing trend this year? This post will discuss three straightforward options for HR teams to improve employee engagement, motivation, and satisfaction to prevent burnout. And flexibility is essential.

Offering flexible work options whenever possible is an absolute must for knowledge workers across the board.

These options include remote and hybrid work along with flexible schedule options at a minimum. Employers must also consider flexible PTO alternatives, flexible work hours, and benefits packages based on employee preferences.

The bottom line is when you have exceptional professionals on your team, you need to provide them with uniquely adaptable workplace ecosystems. But what else can employers do to motivate their employees?

Make work fun!

And an excellent way to accomplish this lofty goal is gamification. It’s more than points, badges, leaderboards, and rewards—although these aspects are all part of it. Gamification is about giving everyone at every level in the organization a chance to demonstrate their value.

To use a sports analogy, the waterboy has a critical role just like the superstar quarterback.

Gamification gives your team a chance to have fun, compete for cool rewards at every level, and interact with the entire workforce ecosystem. Capterra provides a list of some of the best gamification companies.

Look for opportunities to encourage camaraderie with work-social events. An excellent way to do this is to give monthly or quarterly awards for your gamification platform at a company-sponsored lunch or happy hour.

Cross-pollinate your teams.

Professionals of all stripes are always looking for ways to grow their skill sets. Provide ample opportunities for your professional teams to learn new skills on the job.

Offer to pay for online certifications and provide lateral mobility and internal exposure to work opportunities in different groups and departments.

Your employees will become more versatile, and their level of engagement will increase significantly.

Employee burnout can be a silent killer in your workforce. Make sure it doesn’t fester by trying these simple techniques.


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