Preventing Job Burn Out

Many people have been in a job that could have been their ideal position, but after some time, the job began to feel mundane and a burden. It all starts at the beginning. The starting of a new job can bring mixed emotions, anticipation for what is ahead, fear about fitting in, and even excitement to begin something new. Employers should make it their priority to welcome the new staff members to the team. The more welcome the new employee is to the company, the more they will invest into their work. The following are tips on what employers can do to help prevent employee burn out.

  • Make the employee feel welcome. Remember to make a good first impression. Bad impressions are extremely hard to overcome. Throw a welcoming party for the new employees. Celebrate having them on your team.
  • Spend one-on-one time together. You have hired this person because you saw an asset to your team, so spend time with them to help them understand what an asset they are to the team. Have them spend time with other leaders so everyone get to know each other. Foster a relationship with the new hire.
  • Introduce them to formal and informal culture of the company. This allow the new employee to see both sides of the business. They will meet new friends and learn the expected behaviors for each situation they are thrown into. Consider CEO meetings, lunch-and-learns, or the buddy system until they are comfortable on their own.
  • Carefully chose a buddy or mentor. Assign someone to answer questions, show them the ins and outs of the workplace, and guide through their first few days. Choose the person wisely, making sure they are patient and willing to help the new hire.
  • Make resources available. It is important to provide special resources to the new employees, such as company specific acronym dictionaries, process diagrams, phone lists, community information for those who relocated, etc. If your company provided community forums, auto-enroll them into the ones that will help them the most.
  • Give feedback and guidance on job performance. Give new hires a clear view of what their first 90 days will look like, so they do not spend them wondering and with regrets. Give feedback as needed to guide them to the results you want.

It is important to create a friendly environment for works. If you take care of your workers, they will take care of your company.