Understand Employee Burnout

Employee’s burning out is rising, when someone is questioned if they are burnt out at work you’ll find that 1 in 4 people say yes, they are. Here are some of the most common reasons.

As an employer you have a duty of care for employee’s, ensuring that they have good mental health within the workplace. As well as mental health, employees can suffer from burn-out if they are working more than they should be as this can lead to health issues further down the line and also a lower standard of work being carried out.

What causes burnout?

  • Unmanageable/unrealistic workloads
  • Unsure on job expectations
  • Lack of support from management
  • Unrealistic deadlines

With spring looming, it’s a great time to get feedback from employees on how they feel with the workloads they currently have and also if anything could be changed to prevent burn out. As an employer you could consider any issues raised to help relieve any employees that are experiencing the early signs of burnout.

How do we know if employees suffer from burnout?

  1. Surveys
  2. One to One’s/Appraisals
  3. Analytics


Employee burnout is a problem many employers face, but most are unaware of the problem until it’s too late.

We all know what it’s like recruiting the best person for our business as employers, then this is where we need to ensure that they are enjoying their time within the company. As well as this, we need to ensure they aren’t suffering from early signs of burnout. To ensure this doesn’t happen this is where we can carry out surveys to gauge how employees are feeling with regards to their job such as workload etc.

One to One’s/Appraisals

As an employer we need to know how our employees are getting on, as well as giving them feedback. This is also their chance to feedback to management about any issues they are currently having. Most commonly, this is only when management/employers find out about burnout. If this is an issue that gets raised, this is where we can come up with a plan together to manage it to ensure it doesn’t develop further,

Carrying out regular one to one’s/appraisals provide everyone with feedback about the positives and also how they can go about improving themselves etc.