Why HR get burnout
We think HR burnout is high for a number of reasons which include:
Why HR can fix burnout
Well - firstly...they can’t really - if they have burnout themselves.
Even if HR have access to full Occupational Health support i (when t may be possible to deflect some of the employee burnout related load) the burnout related challenges often still return to HR.
In our view the first step in an organisation ridding itself of burnout is to get HR burnout to zero first. Why? Otherwise it is a bit like the blind leading the blind.
If senior HR leaders have burnout or recognise it in their teams - this is the place to start in terms of tackling burnout organisation wide. Whilst dealing with their own burnout more effectively they are then in a better place to be able to influence others with burnout throughout the organisation.
Finally - burnout at senior level - whether in HR or board has a tendency to ricochet down the ranks and become pervasive. It is therefore important to tackle burnout at the top so that it stops percolating downwards.
Some links to HR burnout