Why Managers Are Role Models for Burnout

Most managers and leaders would agree that the modern workplace is stressful.  Some want to help their employees learn how to manage the stress.  But what happens when those managers are burned out themselves? In my research and work with organizations, I’ve found that there is a great deal of denial in the management and … Continue reading Why Managers Are Role Models for Burnout

Burnout IS the Canary in the Coal Mine:  Are you taking notice? 

The Covid pandemic changed everything for business.  Traditional recruitment methods no longer work.  After a cursory review of resumes, messages to these job candidates remain unanswered.  New hires frequently “ghost” the company by either not showing up at all or working a few days then disappearing.  Employees – both the veterans and the new hires … Continue reading Burnout IS the Canary in the Coal Mine:  Are you taking notice? 

Attention HR Practitioners:  How to Spot and Prevent the Spread of Burnout

Attention all HR practitioners!  Post-pandemic, you are now in the ideal position to create “the new normal” without burnout!  Exciting?  Yes.  Challenging?  Definitely.  An easy fix?  Not so fast… Creating an environment that is NOT conducive to burning out employees requires a fundamental, transformational change in the way that your organization operates.  The question is: … Continue reading Attention HR Practitioners:  How to Spot and Prevent the Spread of Burnout

10 Ways to Prove to Your Employees that You DO Care

If you’re a manager, then you’ve heard of the importance of employee engagement.  It improves work culture, reduces turnover, increases productivity, and affects profits.  Plus it makes the workplace a much better place to be.  Engagement a buzzword that has been around for a long time…yet organizational leaders still complain about its glaring absence in … Continue reading 10 Ways to Prove to Your Employees that You DO Care

3 Steps to Immediately Help a Burned Out Employee

Burnout doesn’t happen overnight.  Burnout is usually not the result of a single stressful event.  And the employee who is burning can be stubbornly and unconsciously oblivious to their downward spiral into burnout.  So, what can a manager do to prevent burnout in their employees (and themselves)?  While it’s not easy to identify, there ARE … Continue reading 3 Steps to Immediately Help a Burned Out Employee