What is Employee Burnout?

By QuickBooks Canada Team

0 min read

Employee burnout occurs when an employee is so tired and overwrought with their job that they give up. Burnt-out employees tend to lack engagement and excitement. As an employer, you want your employees to remain bright and active, not burnt out.

There are several ways to prevent employee burnout. Pay attention to what your employees do. If their tasks or hours are too demanding, you may want to find a way to reduce their burden before they lose all their energy. Similarly, you want to keep on top of office culture and interpersonal issues, as those can also contribute to tension and burnout. With the right blend of observation, communication, support – and maybe some free doughnuts once in a while – you can sidestep employee burnout and keep your employees engaged and energetic.

References & Resources

Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

Related Articles

Preventing Staff Burnout at a Nonprofit Organization

As any seasoned employee of a nonprofit knows, doing good can be…

Read more

How to Combat Staff Burnout in a Non-Profit Setting

Non-profit organizations often operate with a limited budget and a small workforce.…

Read more

Yearly Budget Planning: How to Make Room for New Employees

An important step for any business is adding employees. As you help…

Read more