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Utah HR tech firm winning war on employee burnout

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At BambooHR, employees are out the door after 40 hours a week.

The 53-employee HR software company strictly enforces a no-more-than-40-hour workweek. Employees go home on time, take every weekend off and never answer emails after hours.

In fact, says Ryan Sanders, who started the company in Provo, Utah, five years ago, he personally keeps tabs on employees who seem to be clocking extra hours. And he reportedly put one of them on probation after he learned she was logging up to 70 or 80 hours a week.

Sanders has said he created his “anti-workaholic” policy because he saw employees burning out too quickly at other tech startups. That, he notes, isn’t good for business.

The trick to getting the work done in 40 hours a week: smart time management. The company teaches employees how to use technology to virtually attend meetings rather than to travel to them, and to let clients know when they will not be available.

Contact: Ryan Sanders, (801) 724-6600.

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