HR Fact Friday: Employee burnout responsible for half of turnover

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📌 Burnout is responsible for nearly half of staff turnover

A study by Kronos revealed that 46% of HR leaders say employee burnout is responsible for up to half of their annual workforce turnover. And while not all HR leaders reported such high levels of negative impact, a massive 95% of them still agreed that burnout does indeed affect employee retention.

To increase retention and reduce employee turnover you can:

  • Set clear expectations and roles: Ensure employees have a clear understanding of their roles, responsibilities, and performance expectations.
  • Prioritise employee well-being and stress management: Promote wellness programs, initiatives, or activities that encourage physical and mental health.
  • Work-life balance: Encourage a healthy work-life balance by respecting employees’ time off and discouraging excessive overtime.
  • Training and development: Offer training and opportunities for skill development to help employees feel confident and competent in their roles.
  • Regular check-ins and feedback: Provide regular feedback and opportunities for employees to discuss their workload, challenges, and goals in a supportive environment.
  • Manage workload: Ensure that workloads are reasonable and achievable within regular working hours, avoiding constant overload.
  • Encourage breaks: Promote breaks throughout the day to allow employees to recharge and maintain productivity.
  • Foster a positive culture: Create a positive and inclusive workplace culture that values collaboration, respect, and open communication.
  • Recognition and appreciation: Recognise and appreciate employees’ efforts and achievements to boost morale and motivation.

Implementing a combination of these strategies can contribute to a healthier and more balanced work environment, reducing the risk of employee burnout. Talk to us today to learn more.