Your work life balance can boost your career
There have been several initiatives promoted across the industry this year, from ‘National Work-Life Week’, to ‘Time to Change Day’ which have highlighted to employers the benefits of promoting a healthy work-life balance in order to keep employees engaged, motivated and productive. Further to this, recent research is suggesting that a poor work-life balance can actually drive employees away.
Recent insights from David Spencer, professor of economics and political economy, suggest that while working less is presented as a threat to our health and happiness, it should instead be seen as a means to improve it and have a better life. He goes on to argue that working long hours adds to the risk of having a stroke, coronary heart disease and developing type 2 diabetes. Not to mention it’s potential of triggering mental burnout.
All this attention on the issue presents an opportunity for both employers and employees to take a step back and consider ways in which careers can be boosted by simple changes, creating a better balance between personal and professional fulfilment.
We are continuously looking at ways in which organisations can help create fulfilling careers, not just fill jobs. Work-life balance plays a huge part in this.