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How Artificial Intelligence Helps Fight Employee Burnout

By Briah on Sep 16, 2021 12:01:29 PM

Have you ever heard of someone who started a new job full of enthusiasm and excitement, until the smoke settled and the enthusiasm cooled down, and they eventually found themselves dragging themselves to work every morning? Or maybe you yourself have felt like you weren't using your full potential on a job, and were left feeling ineffective and unmotivated as an employee.

More and more workers are becoming victims of employee burnout, and it is affecting employees of all ages and types. Employee burnout is rapidly on the rise, with 52% of all workers feeing burned out - up 9% from a pre-Covid survey.

It is detrimental for employee's mental health, not to mention the the effects it has on employee performance within a company. This is why companies are working hard towards creating strategies and environments to avoid stress and burnout amongst their workers, as they realise how vital the mental health of their workers are in order to grow an organisation successfully.

Adding behavioural science to support workers is a way which organizations are reducing burnout while increasing value to their corporation. So what exactly is employee burnout, and how does artificial intelligence improve the mental health and wellbeing of employees?


What's in this post?

  • What is Employee Burnout?
  • Burnout: A Workplace Problem, not an Individual Problem
  • How AI Can Help Improve Employee Mental Health
  • Providing On-The-Job, Customized Training
  • Understand the Individual Talents in Your Team


What is Employee Burnout?

According to The World Health Organization (WHO), employee burnout is defined as a “syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”

Burnout can be thought of as a psychological process - a series of attitudinal and emotional reactions -that an employee goes through as a result of job related and personal experiences.

They can be defined by feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance or negativity towards one's job, as well as reduced productivity and motivated behavior. This can be caused by a number of different factors, such as long office hours, harsh workloads, lack of resources and emotional support.


Burnout: A Workplace Problem, not an Individual Problem

Burnout is commonly talked about as an individual problem - and often practices such as yoga, deep breathing and resilience techniques are brought up as solutions to 'cure' one's burnout.

However, as recent research is unravelling that employee burnout is picking up pace amongst more workers, evidence suggests that employers and company managers may be more responsible for avoiding burnout within their workers than they thought.

As the responsibility to manage employee burnout has shifted from employees to employers, human resources and company managers are understanding the importance of aligning their workers within an inclusive environment that serves to ensure wellness offerings are included in the company strategy.


How AI Can Help Employee Mental Health

Artificial intelligence is being implemented into just about every aspect of life and business, such as recruiting in HR, customer service, sales tools, customer service and chatbots, etc. Human resource managers have recognised the benefits of adding AI into their recruiting process, for instance, to automate repetitive tasks, prescreen candidates, as well as conduct personality assessments during video interviews.

As studies are revealing the serious consequences of employee burnout, companies are beginning to use artificial intelligence to help monitor and maintain employee mental health, in order to decrease burnout. In fact, 95% of human resources leaders say burnout is sabotaging workplace retention due to workloads too heavy to handle.

It can cost a company loss in thousands of dollars and countless hours every year. And that is why it’s important for employees as well as HR personnel to keep an eye out for burnout signs. So how can artificial intelligence be used to support workplace wellbeing?


Providing On-The-Job, Customized Training

The working environment is constantly changing - technology is advancing at a rapid speed, workplace strategies are improving, tasks are constantly changing, and employees and employers need to align with new changes to maintain competitive advantage. But more often than not, employees are not provided with on-demand, soft skill training or support to keep pace with these advancements, and are left feeling unprepared or unmotivated.

On-the-job training helps employees learn what behaviour is expected of them, as well as the skills necessary for their position. This, in turn, improves the productivity of workers and increases efficiency of a team in an office. These improvements will positively affect the job satisfaction of employee's who will feel fulfilled in their skills and work.

Human resources departments in companies such as BMW (Case Study) and Lufthansa are already implementing artificial intelligence systems such as Retorio into their training models to gain faster and deeper insights into their employees, and provide them with customised feedback.

For instance, with Retorio's talent management software, employees submit video responses to questions created by a manager, a coach, or an in-house coordinator. Employees receive customized feedback on how they were perceived. Over time, talent can opt in to monitor improvements on soft-skill development by saving their automated profile.


Understand the Individual Talents in Your Team

When employers understand what drives their employees, they will be able to create better work environments, and therefore work more effectively together and have stronger organisational culture.

More and more company leaders are noticing the value of understanding their workers different skills and talents, and how it can improve relationships within a workplace, as well as employees relationship to their job.

So how can AI technology help employers identify the individual talents in their team?

Artificial intelligence technologies which human resources are implementing into their strategy make it possible to add people analytics and data to each stage of talent management. Using AI can help business owners understand how different workers lead, communicate, influence, collaborate, as well as manage stressful situations. This, in turn, helps employees feel motivated, optimise their performance, and feel fulfilled with their job.

With Retorio's talent management solution you can gather a high-level overview of company-wide traits and behaviors and find shared department or position-specific values. 

Data tells the story of which values team members prioritize as a team. These characteristics inference why certain individuals excel at their positions and how they relate to their own team. Compare your results to the greater company culture and identify performance patterns. 




Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence
6 min read

How AI Can Help Build Company Culture

By Briah on Sep 14, 2021 10:49:07 PM

Company culture has arguably always been an important factor for businesses to thrive. Employee retention, company image and identity are just a few of the benefits of having a strong company culture.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
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Why Small Businesses Need to Level Up Their Recruitment Process

By Briah on Sep 7, 2021 10:22:07 PM

Owning a small businesses is certainly no easy job - especially amidst a global pandemic.

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
7 min read

Talent Acquisition in 2021: the Ultimate Guide for HR Professionals

By Briah on Aug 31, 2021 5:10:24 PM

2020 sure threw a curveball at us, and the abrupt closure of workplaces meant businesses had to reevaluate their talent acquisition process and recruiting strategies as we headed into 2021. Storefronts went dark, and exisiting trends in remote work, as well as the use of artificial intelligence for talent acquisition accelerated.

As this new era of remote work changed the way our 'normal' work day looks, HR professionals needed to rethink their exisiting talent acquisition strategy in order to keep pace with the emerging trends, as the pandemic changed the paying field for recruiters.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Diversity Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience
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How to Handle High Volume Hiring with Artificial Intelligence

By Briah on Aug 27, 2021 8:32:39 PM

As Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease in many countries around the world, economies are slowly starting to reawaken and open their doors once again.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Diversity Candidate Experience
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The 5 Personalities Every Successful Team Needs to Have

By Briah on Aug 25, 2021 4:05:34 PM

You may be a jack of all trades, but you're definitely a master of none if you can't work together in a team with others. Particularly in todays working world, our work positions involve interacting with colleagues who often aren't even in the same line of profession. You may need to cross paths with different department's, discuss and collaborate together to reach a common goal.

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence
7 min read

What’s Your Personality Type & Why Does it Matter? (The Big 5 Model)

By Briah on Aug 20, 2021 1:51:16 PM

We’ve all heard it before - you may have great looks, but that all means nothing if you don’t have a good personality. Your personality facilitates all of the important memories in your life, and is what you are truly remembered and appreciated for.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Diversity
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How Artificial Intelligence is Helping Restaurants in 2021

By Briah on Aug 17, 2021 3:34:12 PM

If the service has been a little slow at your local restaurant recently, don't be mad - they are just probably having a shortage of staff, as the industry is facing an unprecedented labor shortage.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Diversity Candidate Experience
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Artificial Intelligence - the Secret to Effective Recruiting?

By Briah on Aug 12, 2021 7:18:06 PM

The talent acquisition process has been a long and ongoing struggle for HR professionals and recruiters, who always seem to have their hands full with CV's and resumes, and never quite enough time to sort through them all with enough thought. Screening resumes efficiently and fairly still remains the biggest challenge in recruiters in HR, with 52% of talent acquisition leaders saying the hardest part of recruitment is screening candidates from a large applicant pool. And the average recruiter spends 15 hours per week sourcing from a single role. So, you can imagine just how exhausting the recruiters job becomes, when they are continuously asked to reduce costs, reduce time, while still delivering consistent results and, of course, quality hires. When there are only 24 hours in a day, there are only so many candidates that a recruiter can get through before they start compromising on speed and quality of screening, I mean, let's be honest.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Candidate Experience
4 min read

Importance of Hiring the Right Personality - and How AI Can Help

By Briah on Aug 6, 2021 4:07:46 PM

Have you ever been put into a team, where everyone's personalities seemed to collide, and no one could agree with each other and come to one solid conclusion? Have you ever been with a co-worker where your personalities just didn't seem to "click", or maybe you've felt like your own personality didn't quite match the work environment and culture? Whether you've experienced it first-hand or not, having the right employee's with the correctly aligned personality traits can make or break a company's success. Unfortunately for firms, not all recruiters have the ability of reading into someone's personality as well as they'd like to. Adding artificial intelligence systems into the human recruitment process has proven to allow recruiters to gain further insight into candidates, from deeper understanding of their personality to understanding the qualities and missions that resonate with them. With the aid of machine learning, recruiters during the hiring process can succeed to gain a deeper understanding through analysing the data and ultimately help them hire the personality that fits for the role within the company.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Diversity Candidate Experience
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How AI Tackles Hiring Bias

By Briah on Aug 2, 2021 6:22:19 PM

Bias during the recruitment process has been subject to intense scrutiny for years. Companies are recognising the responsibility they have to mitigate discrimination and bias in the workforce, as well as how it affects the productivity and success of teams. As diversity and inclusion in the workplace has often been framed as a challenge that needs to be tackled by companies, hiring managers and recruiters are more and more focussing their assessments based on unbiased decision making.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Diversity Candidate Experience Healthcare
4 min read

AI Video Interviewing is the Future - Here's How You Can Ace Your AI Interview

By Briah on Jul 29, 2021 8:03:54 PM

The use of artificial intelligence and video interviewing is seeing a steep rise during the hiring process - with the Covid-19 Pandemic further accelerating the existing trends in artificial intelligence ai as the world scrambled to adopt virtual ways of interacting and recruiting. As video interviewing tools were rapidly adopted as the pandemic hit it's peak, hiring managers and and talent acquisition teams began to recognise the efficiency in relying on artificial intelligence for a video interview in hiring applicants and ultimately finding top talent from a large pool of candidates.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
5 min read

How AI is Revolutionising the Recruitment Process

By Briah on Jul 26, 2021 12:02:58 PM

The struggle of talent acquisition and retaining it has gained enormous traction in recent years. Identifying the right talent pool is crucial for any organisation - they allow companies to develop employees in areas that align with company competencies. The quality of hire and talent can essentially make the difference between a company that grows, and a company that stagnates.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Diversity Candidate Experience
7 min read

Want to Lead Your Sales Team? Adapt Your Communication Style

By Elizabeth T. on Jun 1, 2021 10:08:25 AM

Executives and managers are looking at how they can make an impact now in a post-COVID-19 workplace. As sales managers assume responsibilities over guiding people and various projects, they collect more metrics to measure. With more junior employees, this creates a larger array of viewpoints, opinions, and skills. Each of these traits brings immense value to an organization---but only if they’re properly harnessed. How managers and their employees communicate matter to bolster these traits.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Candidate Experience
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How Humans Detect Emotions in Faces?

By Elizabeth T. on May 14, 2021 6:54:17 PM

As a recruiter, you understand that without pre-employment tests, evaluating a candidate's entire career on two sides of a piece of paper is impractical. Despite this, resumes are the first thing managers look for when evaluating applicants to find a good fit.

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture
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If You’re in Healthcare Recruitment, Do You Know These Industry Challenges?

By Elizabeth T. on Apr 28, 2021 2:58:13 PM

The hiring process can be challenging and stressful for an employer, no matter what business. In healthcare recruiting, however, there's an extra layer to it. Employees in the healthcare industry directly affect consumers' health and general well-being, which increases the burden on healthcare organizations.

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Organizational Culture Healthcare
8 min read

How HR Managers and Recruiters Handle Data During the Hiring Process

By Elizabeth T. on Apr 8, 2021 6:20:34 PM

Companies worldwide are grappling with the dilemma of having so much data without an easy and reliable way to take advantage of it. Even despite pre-employment assessments and other talent management strategies, until recently, the recruiting process was primarily a product of guesswork. HR managers and recruiters could never be certain if an applicant was ideal for a job opening or not. After all, manual resume screening and hunches had minimal efficiency. 

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Pre-Employment Testing
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Einsatz von Retorio im Personalwesen - Warum KI zu objektiveren Entscheidungen führt

By Retorio Founders on Mar 23, 2021 8:05:14 PM

Retorio wurde 2018 von Dr. Christoph Hohenberger und Dr. Patrick Oehler an der TU München gegründet. Ziel des Unternehmens ist es, Jobsuchenden und Firmen mittels neuer Technologien dabei zu helfen, bessere Entscheidungen zu treffen, fairere Prozesse zu gestalten und möglichst vielen Menschen Zugang zu individualisierter und möglichst persönlicher Weiterbildung zu ermöglichen.

Um ein besseres Verständnis zu vermitteln, was Retorio ist und wie es funktioniert, haben wir die wichtigsten Fragen und Antworten zu Retorio im Folgenden zusammengefasst.

Topics: Science Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Diversity Pre-Employment Testing Candidate Experience Organizational Culture
6 min read

6 Values to Guide Candidate-Centric Hiring

By Elizabeth T. on Feb 24, 2021 2:03:01 PM

Creating a candidate centric hiring process begins with empathy. In fact, in the famous design thinking methodology created by IDEO and incubated at Stanford University, empathy is always the leading first step. When it comes to a pre-employment assessment or any other part of the candidate experience journey, lead with empathy and follow with thought.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture
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A Message from Retorio's Founders: How We Leverage Our Own AI to Improve Performance

By Dr. Patrick Oehler on Dec 22, 2020 12:58:45 PM

As co-founders and managing directors of Retorio, we often get asked how we leverage Retorio's AI in our own company.

You might know Retorio as a video recruiting technology but there are plenty of other ways to make use of our groundbreaking underlying technology. Here is how our co-founders Christoph and Patrick leverage Retorio's groundbreaking technology.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence AI Video Recruiting Pre-Employment Testing Organizational Culture

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