There are three certain things in life—death, work, and taxes. And work is usually stressful. Currently, 3 in 5 workers (61%) feel burned out in their current job, and nearly a third (31%) report high levels of stress at work. That’s why, from the moment I hire someone, I make sure he or she knows that I respect his or her work/life balance and do not expect him or her to work nights and weekends.
I frequently ask employees about their hobbies, what they’ve done outside the office, and how they are doing (outside of formal performance reviews). Those questions require little effort on my part but show my employees I care about and am invested in them. After all, your number one resource as an organization is your workforce.