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castanet.net 13 May, 2022 17:45 am

Canadian professionals more burnt out than last year, survey finds

Canadian professionals more burnt out than last year, survey finds
More than a third of Canadians are more burnt out now than compared to a year ago, according to a new report from Robert Half Canada.

More than a third of Canadians are more burnt out now than compared to a year ago, according to a new report from Robert Half Canada."The labour market remains incredibly tight and now, more than ever, managers need to focus on the health and wellness of their teams and take steps to reduce work-related stress,” said David King, Canadian senior managing director of Robert Half, in a press release.The consulting firm surveyed more than 500 Canadian professionals, exploring the issue of burnout in the workplace.“For some employees, schedule flexibility has created a sense that they need to be available at all times, making it more challenging to fully disconnect from work," said King.

“This includes scheduling ongoing check-ins, prioritizing critical work and maintaining a culture that encourages employees to share if they are feeling stressed or overwhelmed."It's important for managers to lead by example and demonstrate a true commitment to work-life balance, including proactively encouraging staff to prioritize personal commitments and take breaks and time off.

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