More Canadian workers experiencing feelings of burnout compared to last year


Does your job have you feeling burnt out?

A recent survey from Robert Half found that one-third of Canadian workers--33 per cent--are more burned out on the job today compared to last year.

For those who felt burnt out, 40 per cent attributed it to more responsibilities on their plate.

Additionally, 49 per cent of respondents said they were feeling as burnt out as last year, while 18 per cent reported a decrease in these feelings.

Further, women were more likely to be experiencing burnout compared to men--36 per cent compared to 31 per cent respectively.

Based on the findings, those with kids and those without felt nearly equally burnt out--34 per cent compared to 33 per cent respectively.

Moreover, feelings of burnout were higher among younger workers--37 per cent of workers between the ages of 25 and 40, and 36 per cent of workers between the ages of 41 and 54 expressed feelings of burnout; compared to just 28 per cent of workers over the age of 54.

“Organizations continue to weather the financial impact of the pandemic and in some cases are doing so with leaner teams in place,” David King, Canadian senior district president of Robert Half, said in a news release.

“This has resulted in an increased workload for employees with many still working from home and balancing important job priorities with personal and family demands. With workers indicating they are experiencing rising levels of fatigue, managers need to work with their teams to address job burnout head-on. This means helping them to not only prioritize their workloads--but also their wellbeing," he continued.

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