Almost one fifth of employees are working themselves into the ground.
Research from AUT conducted in December shows 18 per cent of New Zealand workers can be classified as being burnt-out.
It also shows those workers are from 14 to 24 times more likely to have severe levels of mental health issues.
AUT Business School Professor Jarrod Haar told Mike Hosking the results are very concerning.
“So these are people in the workplace who are burnt out. They have a range of mental health problems surrounding anxiety, depression, can’t sleep and physical complaints.”