Do you feel stressed, anxious or depressed at work these days? You’re not alone.
A recent survey conducted by FlexJobs and Mental Health America found that 75% of people have experienced burnout at work, with 40% saying they’ve felt it during the pandemic specifically. And according to a July MetLife report on the mental health of the U.S. workforce, two in three employers said they expect a mental health crisis in the U.S. within three years.
Between job-loss worries, work from home challenges and feeling overworked, it’s easy to understand why the fallout from the pandemic is taking such a toll.
As one 61-year-old executive at a consulting firm recently told me, “My pay was reduced twenty percent, our client base has dwindled and yet I’m expected to beat last year’s revenue numbers. I’m doing my best, but the pressure is really starting to wear me down.”
Adam Goldberg, CEO and founder of Torchlight, a provider of employee-caregiver support solutions, recently said: “Employees are burnt out, wrestling with their own mental health challenges brought on by the companion crises of Covid-19 and caregiving.”
Unfortunately, unaddressed job burnout can have serious consequences for both your health and your career. And with no end to the pandemic in sight, now is the time to take preventive action.
For advice on how to recognize and manage the ill effects of burnout, I turned to two experts: Brie Reynolds, career development manager at FlexJobs and Tracey Ferstler, assistant VP and head of return to health for MetLife.
Read the entire article on Forbes to find out their four recommendations.
At Torchlight, we believe that caring is everyone’s business and caring is good business. We are the only complete caregiver support solution for employers and member organizations. We offer solutions informed by data and, thus, are built for better results. Our approach includes a user-friendly digital platform and a team of expert advisors. No matter the age, stage or concern, Torchlight’s decision-support tools, caregiving knowledge base, and human expertise combine to reduce stress and enhance outcomes for both families and their sponsoring organizations more cost-effectively than call center or concierge-only solutions. Because getting caregivers the right resources, in the right ways, right from the beginning should be business as usual. Learn more at http://www.torchlight.care, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.