The hidden cost of employee burnout: Quantify the impact of burnout on your bottom line

Employee burnout is not just a personal issue; it’s a business issue. When your employees are constantly stressed, overwhelmed, and depleted, it can have a significant impact on your company’s bottom line.

We’ve built this burnout calculator in partnership with our friends at Softer Success, to illustrate the true cost of employee burnout. The numbers may surprise you.

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The hidden cost of
employee burnout in your business (per year)


The hidden cost of employee burnout

Direct Costs


When employees are burned out, they’re less able to focus, make decisions, and produce quality work. This can lead to delays, mistakes, and unfulfilled customer expectations, ultimately costing your company money.


Chronic burnout can lead to frequent sick leaves, early departures, and even job turnover, which incurs the costs associated with recruitment, training, and replacement. luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.


Burnout can lead to chronic health issues like anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, which can result in significant healthcare related expenditures for your company.

Indirect Costs

Reduced innovation

Burned-out employees lack the energy and creativity to generate fresh ideas and foster a culture of innovation. This can hinder your company’s ability to adapt to market changes and stay ahead of the competition.

Damaged morale

A workforce plagued by burnout experiences a deteriorating work environment and diminished morale. This can make it difficult to attract and retain top talent, ultimately affecting your company’s overall success.

Increased risk of accidents

Fatigue, distraction, and impaired decision-making stemming from burnout can elevate the serious risk of workplace accidents, resulting in injuries, property damage, and legal repercussions.

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Combating the burnout epidemic

By understanding the financial impact of burnout, you can prioritise prevention measures that can safeguard your workforce and protect your company’s future. By addressing burnout at its root, businesses can cultivate a healthier, more engaged, and more productive workforce, paving the way for enhanced profitability and long-term success.

But how do you do that I hear you ask? With our platform, you can highlight exactly where your pain points are. Our AI powered insights help you get ahead of the problems before they snowball into something that does lasting damage.

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Embracing a new approach to success

We are living in a fear-based world, where burnout and trauma are on the rise. Recent research by Softer Success & Sheffield University has revealed that a new trauma-infused burnout is arising. One that includes moral injury and cognitive impairment and it’s leading to more and more people struggling to cope.

A Walk Through the Forest‘ is Softer Success’s scientific 90-second anonymous diagnostic platform, designed to assess and prevent the risk of burnout. The first step is to measure how healthy a company or team is. By measuring and addressing burnout, you could save millions!

– Cara de Lange, Softer Success

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With Wotter, you’ll gain live insights into all areas of your company. Providing you with tangible, actionable data that you can use to drive positive change. 

Working with live data means you can catch problems before they develop further and spot every window of opportunity to make work better for everyone. 

The Softer Success ® Wellbeing Assessment diagnostic tool – is a 90 second psychometric test to assess the risk of burnout in organisations and teams.

It provides immediate solutions for teams and can be linked back to existing company benefits. In our first 2 case studies they’ve demonstrated that by using this tool the risk of burnout was reduced by 5% in the organisation resulting in happier, healthier more productive employees and high cost savings.