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Two fifths of employees feel like they don't have a good work-life balance

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New research has revealed that nearly two fifths of employees don't think they have a good work/life balance, according to employeebenefits.co.uk.

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New research has revealed that nearly two fifths of employees don't think they have a good work/life balance, according to employeebenefits.co.uk. The data was collected by management consultancy Hay Group from their global employee opinion database of more than 600,000 UK employees. It found 39 per cent of workers don't feel like they have a good relationship between their working life and their domestic life. Over half of workers (51 per cent) also said that they didn't feel like their employer was 'sensitive' to balancing work/life conditions. Talking about the results, Mark Royal, senior principal at Hay Group, told hrmagazine.co.uk: "Organisations must develop solutions to enable their workforce and think strategically about which key roles need to be supplemented from the outside." He suggested businesses could try telecommuting, or more flexible schedules to improve work/life balance. These flexible schedules could also include working from home, such as from a garden office, for those who may need to look after a child or care for a family member. Mr Royal also said that companies who don't start offering flexible working conditions may see their best performer either burning out, or leaving for another company. This view was supported by the research, which revealed 27 per cent of workers would leave their current company in the next two years if they did not support a positive work/life balance.

Author:

Samantha Bartlett

8th May 2013