Seventeen per cent of Dutch employees have admitted that they are feeling burnt out, according to the latest survey from the TNO Institute and national statistics bureau CBS.
The number of employees who suffered from burnout in 2021 was over 8% higher than a year earlier, according to the report.
The climbing burnout figures are attributed to the increased stress at workplace, as 40% said that it is necessary to take measures against work pressure, and 37% feel overwhelmed about the amount of work they need to carry out.
According to the researchers, employees were absent from work for 11 million days due to work stress which results in a loss of about 3 billion euros per year for companies.
Teachers more likely to be stressed as other working adults
Educators and school leaders were more than twice as likely to be stressed and also more likely to suffer from burnout or depression than the general working population, the CBS found.
In 2021, over 10% of teachers admitted that they are not coping well with job-related stress and cited work pressure as the main reason for their absences from workplace. Teachers in academic education, higher education and secondary schools most often indicated this. Absenteeism due to work pressure was also relatively often mentioned by employees in the ICT field, creative professions, and care industry. Absenteeism due to work pressure was much less common among agricultural workers, in transport and logistics spheres, and in service professions.