This post was written by Dylan Kohlstadt
Employee burnout is the silent killer. As a human resource manager, witnessing the decline of one of your hardest-working employees is heartbreaking. Not too long ago, they were the backbone of the team, enthusiastically bringing innovative ideas to the table, but now they seem to lack the same energy and motivation to perform their duties.
A report from Zippa reveals that 89% of workers have experienced burnout within the past year. Meanwhile, Gallup found burnt-out employees cost $3,400 out of every $10,000 in salary because they are disengaged.
Burnout in the workplace can seriously impact an employee’s mental and physical health and the business’s bottom line. It’s up to HR managers to prevent employee burnout, and thankfully, artificial intelligence (AI) can help HR.
The most alarming impact of employee burnout is the physical and mental damage on the employee, which will impact them personally.
In a professional capacity, employee burnout can manifest in decreased morale, absenteeism, and high employee turnover. This, in turn, can lead to low productivity and profitability.
Below are some potentially negative impacts of employee burnout on HR managers and businesses:
AI can provide HR managers with a better understanding of employee burnout risks and the tools to manage those risks proactively. AI can also provide HR managers with insights into the causes of burnout and help them identify potential solutions.
Artificial intelligence can also help identify who is at a higher risk of experiencing severe burnout. This information can aid busy HR teams in prioritising specific teams, offering resources, and monitoring developments for additional intervention.
The ways AI can help prevent employee burnout include the following:
Do you worry that AI could create an environment of over-scrutiny and intrusive monitoring? It’s a genuine concern. However, once you’ve demonstrated the value of integrating AI into your business and your employees’ day-to-day responsibilities, employees can see how it will benefit them and the company.
As the workplace evolves, HR managers must take the necessary steps to ensure their employees don’t suffer burnout. By embracing AI, HR managers can create a healthier work environment and avoid the costly consequences of employee burnout.
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