Employee wellness and the employee experience have quickly become a major focus for many organizations since the onset of the pandemic. In a 2020 survey by Spring Health, 76% of U.S. employees reported that they were experiencing burnout.
With such a dramatic majority of employees suffering from symptoms of burnout, encouraging a healthy work-life balance and making efforts to reduce employee burnout should be a top concern for companies.
There are many factors that can affect an employee’s wellbeing. Everything from a lack of recognition to not having clear goals and expectations can derail an employees work-life balance and negatively impact their wellbeing. With so much to keep track of, employers need tools that can help them better understand their workforce.
Time Doctor is excited to launch our new Work-life Balance Widget that will help organizations spot signs of burnout and work-life balance issues faster, so that employees can be more productive, engaged and happier.
Time Doctor’s new Work-life Balance widget will be added to our Team Dashboard for administrators and managers to quickly identify the employees that are at the highest risk for burnout due to poor work-life balance.
Employees that show up on our new Work-life Balance widget have a minimum of 5 potential work-life balance issues out of a 30 day time period. The total number of issues, plus details on the types of issues found, are shown on the new widget.
We’re identifying work-life balance issues when employees:
Administrator roles in Time Doctor are 100% in control of the work-life balance metrics. Admins have the ability to set these metrics based on what their company considers to be too much. In the example below, this company has decided that working after 8pm and on the weekends could indicate that a healthy work-life balance is at risk.
Employees are a company’s most important asset, making employee engagement and wellbeing a top priority for most organizations. Companies who don’t support and foster a good work-life balance will quickly see the negative impact on employees which ultimately, leads to low employee engagement and high churn rates.
Along with the list above, employees who are experiencing burnout have higher levels of absenteeism and lower quality of work which can impact the overall success and growth of your organization.
Once leaders and managers have identified the employees with the most work-life balance issues, they can begin to create an action plan that will help encourage more separation from work. This will lead to increased employee engagement and retention and ultimately higher company performance overall.
Some tips for companies to encourage more work-life balance are:
With Time Doctor’s data, we can arm you with the insights you need to stay in front of these serious work-life balance and burnout issues, ensuring that your teams stay productive and happy.
Want to see a preview of the new Work-Life Balance widget plus our other insights that can help you reduce employee burnout? Click here for an exclusive tour of this new feature.
Amy Owens is a product marketing enthusiast with a passion for writing content that communicates the features, values, and benefits of products.