Afraid of losing high performing employees? Trying to attract the best new hires possible? Budget stretched thin?
A recent survey and other research suggests many employers can adjust workplace operations that tackle all three challenges by helping employees balance work-life demands. A Robert Half survey* of office professionals reveals over half of office professionals intend to improve their work-life balance in 2016; especially Millennials.
What’s driving this desire for enhanced work-life balance?
- High performers are confident they can find work elsewhere if their current employer is not supportive of work-life balance.
- Commuting times in traffic-choked metropolitan areas are getting longer.
- Family needs (eldercare, childcare) increasingly place stress on employees.
- Increasing appreciation for “down time” to pursue personal interests.
- Technology offers worksite flexibility, but also encroaches on personal time.
Three low cost ways to support employee’s desire for work-life balance:
- Offer scheduling flexibility, compressed schedules
- Empower teams to eliminate time-wasting inefficient processes that lengthen work days.
- Provide generous paid vacation allowances and encourage it be used!
To retain top performers and attract new talent in 2016, tweak work-life benefits to what they want!
*Press Release for Robert Half Survey