Strategies to Keep Your Team from BurnoutEmployee burnout is a common, and very serious, risk that many businesses face.

Not only does it impact productivity, you could lose your top performers because of it.

To prevent employee burnout, create a work environment where your staff feels supported and heard.

Here are a few strategies to help keep your team satisfied and engaged in the workplace:

  • Don’t overload your employees. Be realistic in your expectations of them. A workload should be challenging, yes, but it should also be reasonable. If you want your employees to be happy, you need to provide them with a proper work-life balance.
  • Offer feedback regularly. Are your employees on task? Are they doing a good job? Whether the answer is yes or no, tell them. Constructive criticism is powerful and it helps motivate good employees. Appreciation and acknowledgment of a job well done matter and go a long way in creating happy workers.
  • Keep employees in the loop. Share information regarding what is going on in the company. Avoid surprising them with changes. Keeping them informed helps make them feel like a real part of the business.
  • Encourage your team to take breaks. They’ll not only appreciate the opportunity to stretch (mentally and physically), they will return to work more motivated.
  • Employ temporary help when necessary. If it is peak season for your business, or someone is out sick or on vacation, don’t throw a second workload onto your employees. Your employees will appreciate this. AND you will maintain productivity.
  • Take the time to train your employees properly. It will help boost their confidence in their abilities to do a good job. It also shows that you are invested in their success.
  • If your employees don’t feel heard, they are not going to care about doing a good job. So listen to employee concerns, and be sure to address their worries.

Employee burnout is not inevitable. In fact, it’s very avoidable. Be open minded and flexible, and follow the tips above.

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At Masiello, we can help you find a workforce best-suited to your business needs – whether immediate or long term. If you find yourself hiring new staff, let us facilitate things for you.

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