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Burnout Needs Talking About

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Talking Talent, the innovative coaching and consulting company, has today 24 April 2017 published new research that shows how pressures and expectations at work are taking their toll on employees, increasing their risk of burning out.

The research shows that:

  • More than half (57%) of all professionals feel worn out by work;
  • This number rises to over two-thirds (67%) for working parents;
  • Rises further to 70% of senior managers who feel the same way;
  • 58% of senior managers report that they often lose focus at work;
  • More than half (57%) of graduates feel worn out by work;
  • Two-thirds of graduates (66%) feel they give a lot but get little in return;
  • Three-quarters (75%) of professionals aged 25-34 already feel worn out by work;

Talking Talent’s new research shows how the threat of burnout is real. It highlights three key pressure points for organisations to look at: working parents; senior managers; and graduates. Burnout is not reserved for middle age or later life.

Nearly 50% of all workers do NOT feel they get enough support from employers. Talking Talent believes there are opportunities for employers to make it easier for their employees to manage their own wellbeing better. But organisations also need to step up to a crucial cultural challenge. How can they give their people confidence that it is not a sign of weakness to start talking about burnout?

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