Why Should HR Care About Burnout?

Attention all HR practitioners!  You are in the ideal position to create fundamental, transformational change in your organization!  You can be the catalyst for bringing the human back into human resources! The question is:  will you? Organizational leaders far too often treat human resources as the bastard child (or at least the distant cousin) in … Continue reading Why Should HR Care About Burnout?

Burnout: The Canary in the Coal Mine?

Burnout.  It’s (finally!) beginning to make national news.  In May 2019, the World Health Organization identified burnout as a workplace phenomenon that occurs when “chronic workplace stress…has not been successfully managed.” So if your workplace is full of overworked, stressed out, and burned out workers, then it’s the employees’ problem that they ineffectively manage their … Continue reading Burnout: The Canary in the Coal Mine?

Quick Check: Are You Burning Out Your Employees?

Are you unintentionally burning out your employees -- then wondering why they aren't engaged, aren't performing, and aren't sticking around? If you're experiencing some of these challenges, it's time to take a deep look into your organizational practices and policies.  In May 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) classified burnout as an 'occupational phenomenon'. The source … Continue reading Quick Check: Are You Burning Out Your Employees?

How to Spot and Help a Burned Out Employee

Spotting a burned out employee is not so easy.  Usually when others recognize the warning signs of burnout in a colleague or subordinate, that worker is far along the downward spiral to burnout. The question is:  how can effective managers and organizational leaders spot the warning signs of burnout before a worker is no longer … Continue reading How to Spot and Help a Burned Out Employee

Are Your Workplace Practices Burning Out Your Best Employees?

Last month I was thrilled to be part of an international online summit focusing on burnout in nurses.  Even if you're not a nurse, the insights from the summit can help you avoid and overcome burnout.  In this 30-minute interview, I discuss the workplace stressors that can lead to burnout.   Thanks to the generosity of Ashild Tilrem … Continue reading Are Your Workplace Practices Burning Out Your Best Employees?