‘Burnout’ common at work: Survey

Workload, manager and employee pressures starting to add up
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/17/2016

Whether it’s sitting with their head in their hands or another day of not showing up for work, burnout can be a problem for many employees.

And when 40 per cent of workers say they’re experiencing just that — according to a recent survey by Staples — it should be cause for concern.

“It’s quite indicative that burnout is a larger problem than we probably would like to acknowledge in the Canadian workplace,” said Scott D’Cunha, vice-president of marketing, e-commerce and communications at Staples Advantage Canada in Toronto, citing a challenging economy where organizations have been told to buckle down, leading to increased workloads.