Stressed man at work Business leaders need to realize the amount of extra work that is being added to their employees’ plates because of staffing shortages is not sustainable. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The way we work is not working anymore. The pandemic has caused employees to reevaluate not only their lives but their careers, too, leading to the highest rates of employee turnover in history. As organizations operate with limited bandwidth, process inefficiencies have never been more prevalent—spurring employers to turn to automation to improve operational efficiency, worker productivity, and satisfaction.

The number of workers voluntarily leaving their positions has never been so great, leaving a trail of assignments for remaining employees to take on in addition to their own workloads. According to a recent survey from UiPath, more than half (59%) of office workers are feeling increased pressure at their job due to coworkers leaving their positions within the last year—and that number jumps to 67% in the U.S.

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