Are you in danger of burning out your top talent?

Burning out your Top Talent

29th June 2016

Are you in danger of burning out your top talent?

A senior HR colleague of mine said to me the other day that what frustrates her most, is that we seem increasingly to take our top performers and then load them up until they become mediocre.

This really struck a chord with me and from my experience certainly rang true. More and more research is showing that, particularly over the last decade, the people in organisations at the greatest risk of burnout are indeed this top talent. Nada Kakabadse, from Henley School of Business in the UK said employers were often unaware that their best staff were suffering as a result of hard work. And it’s easy to see why.

Of course our company leaders want to know that the tasks they assign are in the right hands; they want the top talent involved in meetings, on projects, on calls and in front of customers. These are the great brains, the highly skilled staff that they want to make the most of. These are the people who will make the company great and beat off the competition. However by loading them up over quite a short period of time, they go from thriving to surviving.

It is this group of talented people who typically work into the evenings, weekends and even holidays. They often build a brand around always being online, always being contactable and this they deem a good thing. However, nobody can continue working around the clock and eventually these top performers will simply burnout.

Treat your top talent well as they are the engine of your organisation and your key to success. Let’s keep it that way! Our team at Zenergos are very passionate about unloading this talent and teaching people the importance of rest and recovery. Zenergos is a peak performance App based on the Zenergos model of Thrive. It’s designed to help you build energy, resilience, inner calm and to maximise your potential. Find out how Zenergos can help your top performers remain thriving rather than simply surviving.

Author: Emma Turner

Emma works closely with leaders to build successful teams, retain top talent and maximise performance. Founder of Zenergos, an app based company helping people build the energy, resilience and inner calm associated with high performance.