"When your mobile phone is at 10 percent battery, what do you do?"
"You have energy boosts and energy drains, and if that balance of those two things isn't right, what happens is it leads to stress and it leads to burnout."
Laura Belyea, co-founder and COO of Talivest, works to improve the employee experience in the workplace. Using employee engagement and data driven insights, Talivest sets out to help companies measure, build and maintain high performance while simultaneously improving the employee experience.
Speaking on JOE's business show, All In, backed by AIB, Laura spoke about how, using technology, employers could predict burnout in the workplace and why this should be a priority in business.
"The research that we have done shows that when you come to work you have job demands that are on you and you have job resources.
"So, if you think about it, you have energy boosts and energy drains, and if that balance of those two things isn't right, what happens is it leads to stress and it leads to burnout.
"So, if you think about, just say your mobile phone, when your mobile phone is at 10 percent battery, what do you do?
"You charge it."
"So imagine if you had the ability, not only as an organisation, but as an individual, to say, 'Look, something is off here, what is going on?', and to be able to have that kind of self-assessment to say, 'You need to address this here', and put that control and awareness back to yourself to be able to avoid.
"And through using technology like machine learning and predictive analytics, we're able to predict that before it happens so to be able to say like, 'Red alert! Red alert! Your battery is low and these are the reasons why.'
"To have that awareness and to know where to address it, I guess, is something that I think to be able to pre-empt that, instead of it happening and you're there and you're burnt out, would be an amazing thing for employees to be able to have."