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There are Big Benefits to Beating Burnout

In the battle against burnout, companies are fighting back by investing in workforce well-being.

Ninety-five percent of companies are dealing with the impact of employee burnout: high turnover, disengagement, absenteeism and presenteeism.

Realizing it’s in their best interest to have healthy and happy employees, organizations are bulking up their benefits packages with services and programs that support employee well-being.

One crucial dimension of well-being is work-life balance, and it’s the factor employers have the most influence over. As a result, work-life balance has become the proverbial armor employers are protecting their employees with.

Employers that prioritize work-life balance can cut turnover by upwards of 50%. Their employees are also happier and more productive — working 21% harder.

Between work, children, family and other personal obligations, people have a lot on their plate, and balancing it all is no easy task — if it were, everyone would be doing it because the benefits are undeniably fantastic.

Work-life balance improves physical and mental health and enables people to cope better with stress. Moreover, those with balanced lives are happier and more productive. They are more engaged at work and more likely to be successful.

Employers and employees alike have a stake in creating well workplaces. And while achieving work-life balance is a tough challenge, it’s not an impossible one.

As Teddy Roosevelt famously said, “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort.”

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