Your employees have been through a lot. Between the pandemic and the cost of living crisis, and some tough headlines to deal with, there is a lot impacting your employees right now.
In some workplaces, things are busier than ever. Workplace burnout is on the rise, with two-thirds of full-time employees saying they’ve experienced burnout at some stage. To top it off, more than a third of workers say their employers have nothing in place to help them avoid it.
As a leader, it’s up to you to protect your employees and help them maintain a balance at work. If your workers are feeling the pressure, then perhaps it’s time to do something about it.
Get your employees the help they need with the following ideas to relieve workplace pressure and put an end to employee burnout.
Assess your objectives versus resources and capacity
If your employees are struggling with their workloads, then it’s time to begin conversations about what can be done to improve things. Are your objectives too ambitious? Have workloads and expectations increased over time?
Talk to your employees about the things that are concerning them to get a clear picture of what’s going on. You might need to scale back your expectations and put measures in place that ensure your employees have a healthy work/life balance.
Consider hiring new employees
Has your business experienced growth in recent months? Then it could be time to invest in more resources. Bringing in new employees can help ease workloads and bring in essential skills for your company.
When businesses are in their infancy, many workers find themselves in dual or multi-roles, which can be draining. As your business grows, it’s time to put dedicated people in those roles to ease pressure and ensure your business benefits from top talent and expertise. Learn how to recruit the best talent to help with successful business growth.
Outsource services that will free up time
If bringing in new employees isn’t possible at the moment, then outsourcing some services could help ease the burden without increasing your headcount. From help with marketing campaigns to ACA reporting services, outsourcing can free up your employees’ time, and ensure things are done with experienced, professional hands. Outsourcing is designed to meet your business needs, allowing you to push your business further, without pushing your employees over the edge.
Put support in place for employees
An employer that cares about its employees makes a lasting impression. As a business leader, you can motivate your employees and boost their well-being at work by showing them that you care. Counselling, open-door policies and even flexible working practices can all be beneficial in preventing burnout, allowing your employees to communicate their concerns and benefit from solutions that will help them.
A workplace under pressure makes for an unhappy place to work. Be a strong and inspirational leader by tackling workplace stressors and giving the best to your employees. Working with them to provide the most appropriate solutions, you can bring in the life rafts to get your employees the help they need.