A new survey highlights the gap between employee burnout and employer support


A recent survey conducted by Quartz revealed a significant gap between employee burnout and the support provided by employers. The survey, which included responses from over 1,500 professionals across various industries, found that 69% of employees reported feeling burned out at work. However, only 29% of respondents stated that their employers offered resources or programs to address burnout.

The survey also highlighted the impact of burnout on employee productivity and well-being. Over 60% of respondents reported that burnout had a negative effect on their work performance, while 42% stated that it affected their physical health. Additionally, 45% of employees said that burnout had a negative impact on their personal relationships.

The key takeaways for HR leaders from this survey are:

1. Burnout is a prevalent issue: The high percentage of employees experiencing burnout indicates that it is a widespread problem that needs to be addressed.

2. Lack of employer support: The survey reveals a significant gap between the prevalence of burnout and the support provided by employers. HR leaders should consider implementing resources and programs to help employees manage and prevent burnout.

3. Impact on productivity and well-being: Burnout has a detrimental effect on employee performance, physical health, and personal relationships. HR leaders should be aware of these consequences and take steps to address them.

4. Importance of work-life balance: The survey highlights the need for HR leaders to promote work-life balance and create a supportive work environment that prioritizes employee well-being.

Overall, this survey emphasizes the urgent need for HR leaders to address burnout and provide the necessary support and resources to prevent it. Failing to do so can have negative consequences for both employees and the organization as a whole.