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It’s clear that workplace fatigue has been exacerbated by rising living costs and the ongoing energy crisis. On top of this, we’re now witnessing “quiet quitting,” a new viral trend in which employees “quietly” refuse to go above and beyond at work. Looking beyond The Great Resignation, we’re entering an era of “The Great Exhaustion” — with many British companies currently struggling to recruit and retain talent as a result.

The Great Exhaustion is defined as “large numbers of the workforce experiencing an absolute, overwhelming feeling of emotional exhaustion.” First posited by Australian academics, further research shows the impact of this new trend is worldwide.

In today’s war for talent, employers can’t afford to ignore this issue, especially with deskless workers — who make up 80% of the global workforce, but are often forgotten. However, navigating around this challenge amid tough economic conditions can be difficult.

Today’s employees are assessing their overall health and striving for work-life balance. Scott Bamford, WorkForce Software’s director of workforce management, dives into the causes and solutions for one of today’s most pressing workplace challenges. He shares five, simple steps that employers can take to better support deskless workers to mitigate the impact of The Great Exhaustion and attract and retain top talent.