37% of Canadians cite improved work-life balance: survey

Canadian employees are becoming more confident in their ability to juggle work and home responsibilities, a new survey from Robert Half Management Resources has found.

More than a third (37 per cent) of the 400 office workers surveyed said their work-life balance has improved over the last three years. Forty per cent said it hasn’t changed at all, and 23 per cent said it’s gotten worse.

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The survey also found managers have been key in helping employees achieve balance: 87 per cent of respondents said their supervisors have been supportive, while 64 per cent rated their managers as setting a good or excellent example of work-life balance. 

“To underscore how valuable work-life balance is to the company, managers must personally demonstrate their commitment,” said David King, Canadian director at Robert Half International, in a statement. ”. . . When staff witness their managers taking the opportunity to unplug and recharge, they’re likelier to follow suit, which supports a more productive and engaged workforce.”

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