The number of people resigning from work and citing ‘burnout’ shows that employers need to do more to help staff feel well and thrive at work, says Mike Robinson.

What leads to people ‘burning out’ at work, and is this at the root of the so-called ‘great resignation’ we’re seeing, particularly in the US, but also here and elsewhere around the world?

One survey, by Microsoft, showed that two-fifths of the global workforce were considering departing their jobs last year. In another survey, by Prudential, if people were given the chance to retrain, over half would opt for a job in a new industry altogether.

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