News: Worklife balance during the pandemic has burdened women more than men

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Worklife balance during the pandemic has burdened women more than men

According to SCIKEY market network survey, 61% Women felt that work-life balance during the pandemic was much more challenging for women than the men in their house.
Worklife balance during the pandemic has burdened women more than men

As per SCIKEY Market Network, a digital marketplace for business, work, and jobs, the pandemic has been affecting the female employees more due to the struggle of managing professional work from home and personal responsibilities at the same time and location. 85 percent of women felt that it was challenging for them to work from home while, 81 percent believed that it was difficult to draw a boundary between personal and professional life in a Survey conducted by SCIKEY Market Network.

During this hustle, only 24 percent of women said that they were able to find time for themselves amidst this chaos, only 21 percent said that they would like to work from home if given a choice in the future while 48 percent felt that the choice of the workplace should be an option. 61 percent of women responded that they were conflicted between meeting the demands of home and demands of the family during the pandemic.

When asked about the organizational support during this challenging time, 36 percent of women responded that their organizations were very cooperative during these times and 27 percent responded they received no cooperation from their organizations whatsoever. On the other hand, 21 percent of women said they were provided with WFH as support from the organization and only 8 percent said they were getting support for hardware & the internet. The survey also revealed that 65 percent of women expected flexible or reduced working hours as an incentive from their organizations, considering the juggling of roles at home. 

This difficult time has induced a lot of mental health issues with the employees across the globe. Out of all the Women respondents, only 12 percent said that the company provided support to improve and nourish their mental wellbeing whereas 6 percent said they were being provided with guidance on health & wellbeing at this time.

Nine percent expected the employers to have a better plan of action so as to reduce last-minute changes in the deliverables. 66 percent of women had endured some amount of pay cut at this time.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Corporate Wellness Programs, Diversity

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