The results of a 2016 study on employee burnout conducted by Kronos and Future Workplace show that burnout is seriously undermining workforce retention. In fact, 95 percent of HR leaders agree that burnout affects employee retention.
Many organizations continue to react to burnout after the fact rather than put pre-emptive measures in place — replacing talent as it’s lost and creating a never-ending cycle of turnover that undermines larger engagement initiatives. Today’s advanced technology solutions empower HR and operations managers to be more proactive in preventing burnout, such as providing the ability to schedule rolling rest periods between or even during shifts for as long as a year. Workforce analytics also provide valuable insight into scheduling and absenteeism trends that may indicate an employee is on the path to burnout so corrective changes may be made.
Although serious, the issue of burnout isn’t insurmountable if organizations are proactive in addressing its causes. The implementation of new workforce technology with flexible scheduling capabilities and workforce analytics can help stop burnout before it starts.
Read this survey brief to learn the causes and signs of employee burnout, how it drives turnover, the cost of burn and churn, and how HR executives can leverage technology to improve retention.