of HR professionals have felt burned out at work in the past six months
of HR professionals are open to leaving their jobs
of HR professionals do not feel valued in their organization
A new Workvivo study has shown that the majority of HR professionals are now struggling with burnout and chronic fatigue at work.
After helping people in their organisations to get through the pandemic and initial Great Resignation, burnout is beginning to take hold.
HR professionals are the gatekeepers of our culture. They are the bridge between employer and employee.
Our recent study showed that 88% of HR professionals dreaded work in the past six months, telling us that our superhuman HR professionals are only human after all.
The Great Resignation has now begun to permeate all levels of organizations, including those in HR.
After a difficult two years, it’s time to ask ourselves: who is looking after the HR people?
It’s hard to imagine a time where HR simply ceased to exist, given the fundamental role HR professionals have played in helping their organizations navigate the pandemic.
The Industrial Revolution, beginning in the late 18th century, marked the real advent of the employer-employee relationship, as labor moved from the agricultural (farmers) to the industrial (factories with large workforces).
Working conditions were poor and fed up workers moved to a direct (and sometimes violent) form of protest. Many employers stubbornly resisted calls for improved labor conditions, but something needed to change.
Some companies began looking for ways to improve relations with their employees, setting the initial wheels of HR in motion. This was accelerated by World War I as labor demand exploded.
From that moment on, HR has been woven into the fabric of nearly every major event and successful company in history.
2 in 5 people said they were less happy in their jobs in 2021 than in 2020
As we Zoom past the second-year anniversary of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great Resignation shows no signs of slowing down.
Research we commissioned at the end of 2021 showed:
of people plan to leave their jobs in 2022
are less happy in their jobs than they were last year
report a negative workplace culture and environment
One thing is certain: poor workplace cultures are doing irreparable damage.
97% of HR professionals have felt emotionally fatigued from work over the past year
The decline in workplace cultures with the onset of the pandemic and subsequent Great Resignation led to more work for HR professionals, more stress, more resignations, harder recruitment.
They carried the water for every organisation.
Now, they are experiencing chronic fatigue and considering leaving their jobs.
of HR professionals feel valued in their organization
HR professionals feel like their organization does not support HR
of HR professionals say that office politics are disrupting the workplace
“One thing I’ve noticed during my working life is that people who have a background in HR rarely make an appearance on company boards. If they do, it is generally post a corporate indiscretion or incident.”
Workvivo’s Gillian French discusses the underrepresentation
of HR professionals on corporate boards.
of HR professionals say they have the resources they need to do their job
of HR professionals say they don’t have the tools they need to carry out their job effectively
Companies that take their people for granted will suffer an uninspiring workplace experience
If you work at a company that doesn’t value your wellbeing, your risk of depression increases by 300%.
It’s never been more important to create a company culture where you get the best out of your people by amplifying the emotional connection they have to the business.
An employee app is any app that makes work easier for your employees
Building a positive culture and employee experience takes time and active, concerted effort, but there is one thing you can do to begin improving employee experience right away: use an employee app.
6 Benefits of Using an Employee Experience App
Bringing employee communications to life for
over 1 million users every day
Workvivo is the employee experience app that brings your entire company together.
With Workvivo, your people feel more connected to each other, collaborate more effectively, and better understand your company’s mission and values.
This results in remote and in-office employees who are more engaged, motivated to succeed, and likely to stay at your company for longer.
At Workvivo, we’ve built an employee app suitable for the future of work, designed to be your internal communications tool, company intranet, and social network all in one, with an amazing digital experience.
Your HR hero before Workvivo
Company Culture before Workvivo
Company Culture after Workvivo
Employee Sense of Belonging before Workvivo
Employee Sense of Belonging after Workvivo
“I would certainly highly recommend Workvivo. We’re going to be in partnership for a long time, so I’m very happy.”
The Hoover Institution is a non-profit think tank within Stanford University. Prior to the pandemic, it was a traditional organization with little need for remote work.
They needed a tool that would not only allow its employees to work effectively and productively from home, but also help them to hold on to the organization’s culture and personality.
The Hoover team put together an RFP for a workplace solution and sent it to 20 companies that were considered to be the best in the business, but there was one clear winner.
In 2020, the Hoover Institution launched HooverHub, its own fully branded Workvivo environment.
Carmen and her colleagues were happy with how organically Workvivo grew within their institution:
“We just let HooverHub (Workvivo) have a grassroots kind of feel to it. We had some structure of what we wanted to do with department pages and info, but the community aspect is really (organic).”
“We wanted to put our personality on it. We didn’t want to make a thousand decisions like you have to make on a custom home. We’re not experts on any of this, and wanted a product like Workvivo. I hate to say a plug and play, but it was pretty iPhone easy (to set up).”
Carmen Allison (CHRO @ Hoover Institution at Stanford)
“It’s very heartwarming to see people passionate and being able to share their passion at work.”
Want to learn more about the Hoover Institution’s experience with Workvivo? Watch the full interview with Carmen here.