Employees not impressed by work-life balance schemes

More than
90 per cent of professionals believe their company’s work-life balance schemes
are just lip-service, according to a new poll.

The survey, by
recruitment company Working Options, found that 61 per cent of the 95 people
surveyed believed there was a greater acceptance of the need for better
work-life balance, although 93 per cent thought their company’s commitment to
change was only lip-service.

The survey found that
the main reason professionals leave full-time work is a desire for shorter
working hours.

In all, 72 per cent
said they wanted more time with their family.

Of those who left
full-time work, 40 per cent said they missed a full-time salary, while office
social life was missed by 37 per cent.

By Quentin Reade

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