News: Women balancing work and personal life is beneficial to both: Survey


Women balancing work and personal life is beneficial to both: Survey

According to a recent survey, 61% of employed women in the U.S. can balance their work and personal lives. The study, conducted by Kenexa Research Institute (KRI), also highlights workplace influences that can help balance female employees' professional and personal lives. In addition, the results showed several ways organizations benefited from having employees who have balanced lives. Having a balance was defined as the ability to meet career goals, while devoting attention to family/personal life and working for an organization that supports employees’ efforts to balance work and family/personal responsibilities.

The findings suggested several workplace influences that helped female employees achieve a better balance between work and personal life. The most common included:

• Their stress level at work is reasonable
• They enjoy their work
• They feel there is a promising future for them at the company
• The organization values their contribution
• Employees are encouraged to participate in making decisions that affect their work

In addition, organizations seemed to benefit from encouraging female workers to live a balanced life. The survey suggested that working in an organization that supports a professional and personal life balance increased an employee's:

• Pride in their organization
• Willingness to recommend the organization as a good place to work
• Overall job satisfaction
• Loyalty to the organization, leading to employee retention

Topics: #Updates, Employee Relations, Diversity, Employee Engagement

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