As many as 38% of UK employees are reporting that their workload is becoming ‘unmanageable’ due to staff shortages.
According to the Totaljobs survey, many workers have admitted that it’s having a direct impact on their wellbeing, with 47% saying that they want to see more staff hired in order to ease the pressure and improve their mental health.
With staff shortages and the rising cost of living taking their toll, a staggering 79% admitted to experiencing burnout related symptoms caused by work since the start of the year.
Of those surveyed, 60% said they felt tired or drained, 37% admitted to feeling overwhelmed and 36% said they have a cynical and negative outlook.
When asked what support they would like to see from their employer, hiring additional staff came second to mental health days off (53%).
Other suggestions included:
- More open conversations about mental health in the workplace (33%)
- Introduction of wellness initiatives (32%)
- Introduction of mental health first aiders (24%)