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December 11, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: employees are the biggest asset to your business. Between driving engagement and morale, being responsible for fostering a community, and doing the tasks and projects that make your company tick

– they’re pretty important. With that being said, you want to keep them happy and healthy, and – of course – prevent them from becoming burnt out.

Luckily, the innovative technology we have at our fingertips can assist in preventing this exhaustion that severely affects employees when it comes to their ability to do their job.

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What is Employee Burnout?

Keep in mind that “burnout” is different from just normal stress or exhaustion, as it is characterized as a “mental collapse” that is considered a long term condition that could lead to turnover at your company.

There are two main driving factors that contribute to employees contracting this condition. The first is workload. This revolves around planning and scheduling, as well as the amount a particular employee takes on or is assigned.

Giving employees reliable and predictable schedules helps manage workload. Furthermore, regularly checking in with them to monitor how they’re feeling about the volume of work assigned to them is typically an effective way to manage it, too.

The second driving factor behind burnout is work environment. This relates to the culture of the business and how supportive and conducive a company is to a healthy work-life balance.

Naturally, a company that facilitates a healthy work-life balance leaves employees less prone to suffering from burnout and more likely to have lower stress levels and a higher level of employee satisfaction.

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How Technology Can Help Prevent Employee Burnout

Absence management programs

Absence management programs utilize technology in order to allow managers to set expectations with their employees and keep track of available resources. According to a Kronos survey, 78% of organizations with a process in place to manage absences have a below average rate of turnover in their business.

Telecommuting

The ability to telecommute on a regular basis has positively impacted the work-life balance of employees. It creates flexibility in their schedules and can be a large stress reliever.

Workforce management solutions

Programs that allow for online scheduling and/or shift swaps make employees’ lives easier. Especially since close to 70% of American adults currently use a smartphone, these programs can be accessed on the go.

A Kronos survey shows that organizations that allow for and facilitate shift swapping have a 55% higher engagement rate as well as 53% less turnover within their organization.

How a PEO Can Help

Your PEO can assist in preventing employee burnout and incorporating technology in your office as a way to work against the possibility of it.

We know that the health of your employees is important to you, and we are here to match you with a PEO that will best work with your business to keep your employees safe.

Call us to take advantage of our complimentary competitive analysis and to be placed with a PEO today.

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