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.
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.”