These things are fuelling burnout, not curing it

Feb 19, 2020 12:00:47 PM / by Marianna Simonyan posted in Burnout, Employee Wellbeing, Workplace stress

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When an employee first realizes that something crucial is happening with their well-being, it is never an easy way to get out of it. Some prefer to deny the very fact of the problem – and it’s not the worst option, because sometimes it works. Many upsets left to their own do fade away. But some other actions being plunged can make the situation worse.

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Insight #15: People Analytics Learned from Amazon’s Super Bowl Commercial

Feb 5, 2020 3:20:52 PM / by David Yang posted in Employee Retention, Burnout, Attrition, Employee Wellbeing, Workplace stress

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I used Amazon’s Super Bowl ad methods and found 38% more burnout in women.
 

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Females over 55 are more susceptible to burnout

Dec 18, 2019 8:58:22 AM / by Anna posted in Addressing burnout, Burnout

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Quite the contrary, males are at highest risk of burnout in the beginning of the career 

There is a mounting body of work researching the link between gender and stress, and it is well-documented that men and women are differentially exposed to work stressors. Also, they are affected in different ways, with a toll being higher for female employees. However, until now the relationship between age and gender and burnout remained unknown. 

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What is representation burnout

Dec 5, 2019 1:19:21 PM / by Anna posted in Addressing burnout, Burnout

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The perils of being the only one person with a particular background at job 

Thanks to advancements in the diversity and inclusion policies, adopted now by many companies and public organizations alike, there are people from different backgrounds joining the workforce. But sometimes being the first person with a particular background means being the only one, which can turn out to be rather stressful experience. 

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There are three types of burnout

Dec 4, 2019 12:16:23 PM / by Anna posted in Addressing burnout, Burnout

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And each has a matching coping strategy 

Burnout, an occupational syndrome according to the WHO, has traditionally been described as a rather uniform disorder with typical signs being exhaustion, cynicism and professional inefficacy. However, it is possible to distinguish three types of burnout, closely linked to each of these signs. Each of the types has associated coping strategies. 

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Based on the study of 32 million LinkedIn members, these are three ways to improve retention

Dec 2, 2019 7:11:51 AM / by Anna posted in Employee Retention

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Inspired by the insurance industry, the LinkedIn team decided to calculate “job survival curve” to understand the odds of an employee staying with the company. They analysed 32 million profiles and found out that three factors are strongly linked to better retention. 

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People Analytics as a tool for prediction and prevention

Nov 25, 2019 5:05:29 AM / by Anna posted in Employee Retention, People Analytics

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As many HR managers mention inadequate technology among the main barriers to address attrition, raise of predictive People Analytics may solve the problem of employee retention for good 

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Report: Health and Wellbeing at Work

Nov 23, 2019 12:05:24 PM / by Anna posted in Employee Wellbeing, Workplace stress

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CIPD, a not-for-profit organisation that unites over 150,000 HR professionals worldwide, released its nineteenth annual survey exploring trends and practices in wellbeing and absence management in UK workplaces. 

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Workplace stress, anxiety or depression statistics in Great Britain

Nov 21, 2019 1:05:26 AM / by Anna posted in Burnout

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With 602,000 workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety, 12.8 million working days are lost due to these problems.

The Health and Safety Executive, the UK governmental body that seeks to reduce work-related injury and ill-health, names workload, in particular tight deadlines, a lack of managerial support, organisational changes at work, violence and role uncertainty (lack of clarity about job/uncertain what meant to do) among the main reasons behind burnout.

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Workplace stress: the scope of the issue in the US

Nov 20, 2019 9:18:59 AM / by Anna posted in Burnout

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Numerous surveys and studies confirm that occupational pressures and fears are far and away the leading source of stress for American adults

Over the years, the American Institute of Stress has gathered statistics on workplace stress that makes for depressing reading: over 80% of workers feel stress on the job, 19% or almost one in five respondents had quit a previous position because of job stress and nearly one in four have been driven to tears because of workplace stress. Almost half of respondents named workload as the main culprit of stress, which goes in line with the trend of  Americans to work longer and harder. 

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The “global recognition deficit” has reached epidemic proportions

Nov 19, 2019 12:20:10 PM / by Anna posted in Employee Retention, Attrition

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79 percent of employees who quit their jobs claim that a lack of appreciation was a major reason for leaving

OC Tanner research makes it for depressing reading: 79 percent of employees who quit their jobs claim that a lack of appreciation was a major reason for leaving, while 65 percent of Americans claimed they weren’t even recognized one time last year. 

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It all comes down to whether or not your workplace is fair

Nov 18, 2019 4:15:00 AM / by Anna posted in Burnout

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The surprising tipping point that defines whether employees will end up burnt out 

Berkeley professor Christina Maslach, who pioneered academic research on the topic, identified three symptoms of burnout as emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and a reduced sense of personal accomplishment. In her latest research, she and Michael Leiter tried to figure out whether it is possible to predict who would burn out. 

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The quitting algorithm will tell you who are at risk

Nov 17, 2019 6:00:00 PM / by Anna posted in Employee Retention, Attrition

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But it’s still your job to retain your key talents

The masterminds behind the quitting algorithm, professors Brooks Holtom of Georgetown University and David Allen of Texas Christian University, used big data and machine learning to identify the employees who are most likely to quit.

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Field guide to spotting burnout

Nov 17, 2019 4:43:56 AM / by Anna posted in Burnout

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Watch for these 6 signs of burnout in your employees and yourself 

It is easy to blame heavy workload for burnout. But despite being a foremost culprit, it’s not the only one: Christina Malasch, the Berkeley professor and pioneer researcher on the topic, names five other areas of worklife “that encompass the central relationships with burnout."

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Employee Burnout Is a Problem with the Company, Not the Person

Nov 16, 2019 11:05:13 AM / by Anna posted in Addressing burnout, Team management, Workplace stress

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Despite being a costly problem for employees and companies alike, burnout is still perceived as a personal issue or an indicator of incompetence and being unfit for the job. Rather, it is a challenge that needs to be tackled from an organizational level. Harvard Business Review looked into companies with high burnout rates and identified three common culprits of burnout as excessive collaboration, weak time management disciplines, and a tendency to overload the most capable with too much work

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A practical guide on fighting workplace stress

Nov 15, 2019 5:36:23 AM / by Anna posted in Addressing burnout, Team management

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15 easy tips that managers can implement to improve the wellbeing of their teams 

Burnout rarely has one cause, it usually results from a combination of issues. As a manager, you’ll need to get to the core of the issue and understand the reasons behind the stress. Remember, many stressors are within your power to correct or improve and they typically fall in broader categories such as unclear tasks and expectations, micromanagement or heavy workload.  

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