Just under half (49%) of respondents feel that their employers should support them more in achieving a healthy work-life balance, according to research by Thomsons Online Benefits.
In addition, 25% of respondents have struggled to sleep at night because they feel overwhelmed with everyday life; this affects 31% of women versus 18% of the men polled.
Jack Curzon (pictured), consulting director at Thomsons Online Benefits, said: “Over the past decade or so, the relationship between employer and employee has become less transactional and more complex. Pay is still important of course, but people also want to work for an employer that understands and supports their lifestyle and provides an enriching employee experience.
“We’ve seen significant growth in holistic wellbeing benefits, with employers shouldering growing responsibility for their people’s physical, financial and mental health. However, alongside offering these benefits, employers need to enable and empower their people to take advantage of them. This depends on building [an organisational] culture that supports employees to make lifestyle choices and taking advantage of digital technologies to help employees live and work in a way that’s best for them.”