Overview of burnout and human capital management
Burnout is a condition that has a physical, mental and emotional impact and is caused by long-term or excessive stress. It is a serious problem that can have a negative impact on both the employee and the organization.
On the other hand, human capital management is the process of managing a company’s human resources to maximize the value of its employees. Streamlining human capital management can help prevent employee burnout.
According to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, 77% of employers believe that streamlining human capital management can help prevent burnout.
Causes of burnout
There are several causes of burnout.
This is one of the most common causes. When employees are asked to do too much in too little time, they can become overwhelmed and exhausted.
Lack of autonomy
Another cause of burnout occurs when employees are micromanaged and not given the freedom to make decisions, they can become frustrated and demotivated.
Lack of recognition
Also, when employees do not feel appreciated or valued, they can become disillusioned and burnt out and lack of recognition of their merits is another factor contributing to burnout.
It is important for employers to recognize the signs of employee burnout and take steps to prevent them. This can include providing clear expectations, giving employees control over their work, providing reasonable workloads, promoting work-life balance, creating a supportive work environment, recognizing employees’ efforts, and ensuring they adapt to the workplace.
Optimizing human capital management to prevent burnout
Optimizing human capital management can help prevent burnout by reducing the number of administrative tasks employees have to perform.
This can be achieved by automating processes such as payroll, benefits management and performance evaluation.
Automating these processes can help reduce the time employees have to spend on tedious administrative tasks, freeing up time to focus on higher-impact tasks.
Using an automated work scheduling solution
An automated scheduling solution can simplify human capital management by providing employees with an easy-to-use platform for managing shift work schedules. This can help reduce the amount of time employees have to spend manually creating and managing their shift schedules, freeing up time to focus on more meaningful work. In addition, automated shift scheduling solutions can help ensure that employees are not overworked, which can help prevent burnout.
Implementing flexible working hours
Such implementation can give employees more control over their work-life balance. In addition, streamlining human capital management can help ensure that employees are fairly rewarded for their work, which can help reduce feelings of burnout.
Setting clear objectives and expectations
Setting clear directions can help employees stay focused and motivated. Human capital management can help provide more accurate and timely feedback to employees on their performance, which can help motivate them and prevent burnout.
How can we help you in this process?
Shiftin, our software solution for automating the shift scheduling process can help prevent burnout by reducing the time employees have to spend on repetitive administrative tasks, such as manually creating and managing shift schedules.