In a highly competitive talent market, attracting top quality candidates is challenging enough. You use the best recruiting tools to find the best employees, but what if one of your top performers suddenly quits? Is company culture to blame? Or is the real culprit employee burnout?

1 in 5 Highly Engaged Employees Is at Risk of Burnout

Every HR department is looking for highly engaged employees, but highly engaged employees may also be at risk for high levels of stress. Companies may be at risk of losing some of their most motivated and hard-working employees not for a lack of engagement, but because of their high stress and burnout symptoms. Finding the optimal level of employee engagement is a crucial step in avoiding burnout.

Lean how to Prevent Burnout with Empathy

Leading with empathy can help to reduce workplace stress and mitigate the symptoms of burnout. Research shows that expressing empathy produces physiological effects that calm us and strengthen our long-term sustainability. So not only do others benefit from our empathy, we benefit as well. Practicing self-compassion and actively showing empathy towards fellow employees are two ways to break the burnout cycle.

As an Employer, Manager or even colleague, you should know how to spot the signs of burnout, and actively address its effects.

A highly engaged workforce starts with an engaging hiring process If you want to attract highly engaged employees, contact Time Personnel to assist with your recruitment needs.