Burnout has been a controversial topic for two reasons. The first is because it can be difficult to correctly identify. Everyone has a bad day now and then, right? Can you wake up the next morning with a fresh outlook? Secondly, burnout affects everyone differently. What one worker calls a tough day can be seen as the final straw that broke the camel’s back for another staffer.
For the trucking industry, controlling losses has to become a top priority. With rising gas prices and less overall freight being shipped throughout the country, every dollar matters in today’s economy. While human lives are the most important piece to protect, it is imperative to consider that new trucks are over $150,000. Maintenance may be expensive, but a new truck is definitely not going to come cheaper. What can management do to help drivers in preventing accidents?
Or are you one of those that leaps up from your slumber, excited to begin a new day “on the job from nine to five”? No matter which one is more applicable to any given person, everyone deserves to spend their day in an environment that is both comfortable and cooperative. Every manager can say that they promote a positive office environment, but it is another matter entirely to fulfill that promise to a staff.
Sometimes, when dealing with negative employees, it becomes necessary to let some workers go. Make sure everything has been written down and documented before doing so; it is important to keep evidence of negativity if it is needed. However, keep an eye on the rate at which employees leave as well. Many potential candidates take note of rapid turnover because it is usually indicative of a toxic workplace, and, with retention rates being extremely important in 2023, do everything possible to bring positivity forth out of negative workers before letting them go. Remove workers who thrive on negativity but make sure that they are not damaging the employer brand on the way out.
Several sectors saw decreases in job openings. The Finance and Insurance and the Healthcare industries saw losses of 139,000 and 285,000, respectively. However, job openings increased in the Educational Services, State and Local Government Education and the Federal government sectors. Leisure and Hospitality had layoffs and discharges trending up by 87,000.