Health Promotion Switzerland publishes an annual Job Stress Index which keeps track of the stress levels and mental health of workers in the country. Last year's results revealed 27% of the Swiss workforce have experienced ‘critical’ levels of stress.
Prolonged or chronic stress can lead to a condition known as burnout, classed as a recognised illness by the World Health Organization in 2019. It is common to see cases of burnout in competitive and high-pressure sectors such as banking and finance.
Burnout often happens to the most driven and motivated workers. This article reveals the three leading symptoms of burnout to spot in yourself or your colleagues and what to do if you are facing a period of stress which could lead to burnout.