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Many workers feeling burned out, new survey shows

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Chicago — More than 3 out of 5 employees have experienced burnout in the past year, according to the results of a recent survey.

Administered by audit, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton LLP, the survey asked 5,000 full-time employees in the United States about their mental and emotional well-being over the past 12 months.

Approximately 61% of the respondents said they’ve experienced burnout, with 53% of them citing mental and emotional stress as the No. 1 reason. Long hours (42%), workload (42%) and staffing shortages (41%) followed.

In addition, 25% said their mental health had gotten worse in the previous year, while 21% said their physical health had deteriorated.

“Mental and physical well-being concerns are top of mind for employees,” Angela Nalwa, people and organization practice leader and managing director at Grant Thornton, said in a press release. “When an organization embraces a culture of well-being, it translates into employees performing at their highest level.”

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