LONDON, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
April 2017: New research shows that more than half of all professionals feel worn out by their work; More than two-thirds of working parents feel the same, rising to 70% of senior managers;
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;
- And 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;
- And 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?
Why should employers take on these difficult questions? The research shows that almost a half (49%) of workers often lose focus at work.
And it supports research by the Institute for Public Policy Research which estimated that 460,000 people transition from work to sickness and disability benefits a year, costing employers £9bn a year.
The advantages to employers of addressing the issue are clear.
Talking Talent Coach Director, Rob Bravo said: "Organisations need to take action to support the wellbeing of their people. This research shows how the risk of burnout is real. The challenge of helping employees understand how to manage their own wellbeing is part of protecting an organisation's greatest asset - its people. If left unexamined, wellbeing issues will reverse positive trends in diversity and inclusion aimed at improving organisational performance."
About Talking Talent (http://www.talking-talent.com)
Talking Talent is the leading provider of consultancy and coaching for women and working parents in the UK and is at the forefront of developing the female talent pipeline across the globe. We have coached more than 15,000 women, supported 4,000 managers and released savings for more than 100 clients globally.
SOURCE Talking Talent