Work/Life Balance: Why Employees Struggle to Transition from "Work" to "Life"
Can workers truly step away from their professional duties? With remote work capabilities expanding, employees feel more pressure to stay in “work mode” at all times. Not surprisingly, less than half (41 percent) of workers are satisfied with their ability to maintain work/life balance. Despite improved employer efforts to accommodate demands for flexibility, employees still appear to want more time away from their job. In fact, 41 percent of workers say they would take more vacation time over a pay raise if given the choice.
Workers' and employers' perspectives on paid vacation time vary significantly in several key areas
We allow employees to roll over unused paid vacation time
We feel that paid vacation time is a right of employment, rather than a benefit
Our paid vacation policy is inferior to that offered by our competitors
Our workers would rather have more paid vacation time than a pay raise