Employee work-life balance often makes headlines but not for the right reasons. Many companies fear an employee ‘revelation’ blogpost that reveals that their nine-to-five might not quite be so. These ‘exposé’ style pieces always make the news and they always leave companies scrabbling to sanitise their employer brand.
In fact, Uber – yes, they made the wrong headlines for the wrong reasons again – were hit recently by claims that they maintained a culture whereby engineers were forced to almost always be on call. This kind of poor work-life balance resulted in the ride-hail firm having to defend their workplace and HR practices.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom: some firms are soaring ahead when it comes to helping their employees strike a balance between their professional and personal lives.
A recent Glassdoor survey highlighted the firms that are helping their employees maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Diarmuid Russell, Head of International at Glassdoor, said: "Maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be tough in today's environment, with ever-increasing demands on our time. Our report shows there are companies that offer a good balance between their home and work life."
As a recent survey by Kronos found that 95% of HR managers, administrators and executives cite burnout as a major reason why employees leave – with nearly half (46%) of annual workforce turnover attributed to this – it’s integral that HR manages this pervasive problem.
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