While President Donald Trump has promised to add millions of jobs for American people, US workers are faced with a growing problem-employee burnout.
Employee burnout is one of the reasons for high turnover in companies in the United States. A recent study conducted by Future Workplace and Kronos revealed that employees are looking for new jobs because their current employment makes them overworked for none to a minimal pay increase. That accounts for 50 percent of all employee attrition.
According to a report from Quartz, employees even had to work on weekends and holidays. With that, they could not even find time to take vacations, which are important to recharge and help them increase productivity. Without taking a break from work, employees become more prone to feeling burned out and overworked.
The study has identified that some of the contributing factors to employee burnout include unfair compensation, unreasonable workload, too much overtime, poor leadership and management, and insufficient technology. Despite the problem become a huge one for companies, there were little efforts to improve employee retention, per Workplace Trends.
Instead of increasing measures to keep their talents, the study found that 97 percent of HR leaders plan to boost their investment in recruiting new employees. Yet, they also cite lack of funding to improve their employee engagement and retention programs.
While employees might not be able to do something to influence the control of their employers to improve their working conditions, Men's Health listed some tips on how to deal with burnout. These include recognizing the sign that you're headed to burn out, which include chronic stress, feeling emotionally drained and being increasingly cynical. When that time comes, you need to talk to your boss to probably negotiate with your workload. Also, use your vacation leave credits to take a rest and recharge.