Work-life balance would take the stress out of work

Nearly half of city workers
worldwide think a better balance between work and home life would reduce stress
in the workplace, according to a survey by financial recruiters

The Ideal City Workplace survey
revealed that staff believe better work-life balance policies, and more
opportunities to telework, would reduce stress. Over one third of respondents
said the opportunity to work from home was the most sought after city benefit.

One in five city workers are
“permanently stressed”, and over half feel stressed at least once per day,
according to the survey.

“There is a strong perception
among employees that stress can be reduced simply through better awareness of
employers of work-life balance issues, with little desire for less work,” said
David Twiddle, managing director of the CitiPeople Group.

The on-line survey included 850
city workers based in London, New York and Sydney.

Gideon Burrows

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