Study Finds Employees Burned Out And Ready To Quit
A new survey is confirming what many business operators already know. Twenty-seven percent of U.S. employees plan to leave their employer as the pandemic subsides, and more than a quarter (29 percent) of workers expect to leave their job in the next year, according to a new national employee survey from Eagle Hill Consulting.
It’s worse for Millennial workers. Thirty-three percent of them plan to leave post-pandemic, while 36 percent expect to leave within the next year.
Burnout is also problematic for more than half of the U.S. workforce (53 percent). Again, the numbers are higher for Millennials, with 60 percent reporting burnout. In terms of the causes of burnout:
-Fifty-two percent of respondents say that workload is the top cause.
-Forty-four percent say it's juggling their personal and professional life.
-Forty-one percent indicate a lack of communication and feedback is a cause.
-Thirty-seven percent attribute burnout to time pressures.
The findings indicate that employees who report burnout are three times more likely to leave their organization after the pandemic as compared to colleagues who are not burned out: 39 percent versus 13 percent.
“The talent turnover tsunami is here,” says Melissa Jezior, president and chief executive officer of Eagle Hill Consulting. “With vaccination rates climbing and workplaces reopening, employees increasingly feel confident looking elsewhere for a job. And that is highly problematic for employers given the acute labor shortage.”
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