One in five workers in the Netherlands are suffering from burnout symptoms, according to research just published by the institute TNO. This leads to 11 million days per year of employee absenteeism due to work stress and pressure.
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“These figures are very worrying. The number of people with burnout complaints is higher than ever,” said Elwin Wolters, director of OVAL. He calls on employers, employees, and politicians to take more action to prevent work stress and burnout. “If we do nothing now, by 2030, a third of all employees could be at home sick with burnout,” he warned.