The majority of HR managers say employee burnout is real and is hindering employee retention. (Photo: iStock)

Companies having a problem holding on to good employees might want to consider those employees are burning out.

That’s according to a study from Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace, which says burnout is the biggest threat to building an engaged workforce in 2017. The study, the most recent in the Employee Engagement Series, finds 95 percent of human resource executives not only chalk up the problem with employee retention to burnout, but don’t believe a solution will be found in the near future.

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