Employee engagement is the goal... but the signs of burnout aren't always obvious.
Employees have to be “on fire” to burn out, but what happens when a good thing turns into burnout? At first glance, you see a team of top-performers. Look closer and you may find burnout right beneath the surface. 


what is burnout exactly? 

Limeade_Institute_iconBurnout is a prolonged exposure to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors on the job.1 It happens when a highly-engaged employee begins to have low well-being without any support from their manager or organization.

Without organizational support, employee well-being and retention are on the line. 


how do companies prevent burnout?

It’s just not possible to sustain high levels of engagement over long periods of time. And when employees are deeply invested and have little or no support, burnout becomes inevitable.

To stop burnout in time, employers can emphasize social connection and foster a well-being mindset, which allows their top talent to thrive.

Here’s how Limeade can help:


The Limeade Engagement platform includes data-driven insights to help spot burnout — like the risk indicator included in the Limeade Engagement Dashboard — and personalized activities to improve whole-person well-being. 

We provide the tools companies need to uncover burnout, support well-being and drive real employee engagement.

What does that look like for your business?


1 Maslach, Schaufeli & Leiter, 2001
2,3 Limeade & Quantum Workplace, Workplace Well-being Report, 2015
4 Aon Hewitt, What Makes a Company a Best Employer?, 2009



Check out these additional resources 


Read about the truth behind burnout 
— and get tips for how to battle it.

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Watch Dr. Laura Hamill’s webinar 
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Join other HR professionals to discuss 
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