Many people struggle to cope at some point in their lives. Suicide can be a difficult subject to talk about and people can find it challenging to open up about how they are feeling.
Employees who are dealing with burnout will struggle to be productive and you may even start to notice issues such as more sickness absence, errors being made, poor performance and a lack of engagement.
If an employee has opened up to you about being burnt out, it’s important to be as supportive as possible as this will have a significant impact on their recovery.
Most of us won’t ever be able to fully remove stress from our lives, it seems to be part and parcel of being human. However, it’s the level of stress we experience and how we deal with it that means the difference between coping or it turning into a bigger issue.
An inclusive workplace welcomes and includes every employee. It ensures that employees feel accepted within the team they work in, across the wider organisation (as applicable) and supports them to thrive doing the work they perform.