HRIS an early warning system for employee burnout (Guest commentary)

Reports can provide clues to organizational issues
By Diana Matwichuk
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/25/2011

Canadians live in a fast-paced society where the advancement of technology has throttled us into warp speed. For anyone living in a major centre with transportation woes, it’s warp speed while carrying a set of 20-pound weights.

For employees who have survived a recent downsizing and perhaps inherited the work and deadlines of past co-workers, life can be a veritable pressure-cooker. Employee burnout is a major concern that, left unchecked, can have significant financial implications for organizations.

Employers may be able to set up and use a human resource information system (HRIS) to help with early detection of employee burnout, which may allow for the implementation of timely change that will avoid costs to the organization.