Oct. 19, 2022
Canadians Struggling To Maintain Work/Life Balance
Many working Canadians feel engaged and satisfied in the workplace, but they also have trouble setting boundaries between work and personal life, says a survey by ADP Canada. The survey says that job satisfaction in the workplace continues to remain relatively high, with 67 per cent of Canadian workers feeling satisfied in the workplace. While this is positive news for employers, the survey also finds areas of concern that employers should not dismiss when it comes to boundaries and work-life balance. In fact, 34 per cent of respondents feel they are not able to set boundaries at work when it comes to preserving their work-life balance. As a result, 32 per cent feel tired or overworked at work, posing concerns on a correlation between boundaries and burnout. There is opportunity for employers to be proactive as 29 per cent of respondents feel they have not been provided with the support, tools, and resources to advance their careers. That said, many Canadian organizations are being proactive and understand the importance of frequently checking in on employees to discuss goals and feedback, with 40 per cent of working Canadians reporting that they receive weekly check-ins from their management.