It’s time for U.S. employers to re-calibrate their employees’ workloads. New national research from Eagle Hill Consulting reveals a majority of U.S. employees (58%) say they are burnt out, up from 45 percent in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The leading cause? Nearly half attribute burnout to their workload.

This level of burnout poses a risk to companies’ bottom lines, and burnout could continue to rise as the pandemic lingers.

Burnout is on the rise amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

What are the leading causes of employee burnout?

leading causes of employee burnout
leading causes of employee burnout
leading causes of employee burnout
leading causes of employee burnout
leading causes of employee burnout

“Employers have got to find a way to make workloads sustainable for employees. Otherwise, companies risk harming their bottom line and brand.”

Melissa Jezior, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Hill Consulting

These findings are contained in the 2020 Eagle Hill Consulting COVID-19 Employee Burnout Survey conducted on April 8-10, 2020, and August 13-17, 2020.