Three-quarters of staff 'burned out'

According to a survey of more than 7,600 workers across the US, some 78 per cent reported feeling burned out at work.

A reported 46 per cent of workers say their workload has increased over the last six months and 45 per cent describe their current workload as 'heavy' or 'too heavy'. Close to a quarter (23 per cent) of workers report they are dissatisfied with their current work/life balance.

More than half (54 per cent) of respondents say their companies offer some sort of flexible work arrangements to help manage stress levels and work/life balance and two-thirds indicate that they take advantage of at least one of the programmes offered.

"Unmanageable stress levels in the workplace can seriously impact an employee's productivity and home-life," says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at "Employers today are being much more proactive in offering a variety of programmes that promote a healthy work/life balance, and companies and workers alike are reaping the benefits." 

Some 61 per cent of workers say taking advantage of flexible work arrangements has made them more productive and 21 per cent say it actually improves their career progress.

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