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HR Glossary

HR terms frequently used by HR professionals.


What is burnout?

Burnout is a state of mental exhaustion brought on by problems at work/home.

What causes burnout?

Burnout most often occurs when a person is not in control of how a job is carried out, at work or home, or is asked to complete tasks that conflict with their sense of self.

What are the signs of employee burnout?

Burnt-out employees have very low motivation to perform at their best and may have a higher rate of absenteeism. Their work is more prone to errors and therefore managers can notice a steep declines in their productivity and quality of work.

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