"Don’t confuse having a career with having a life." - Hillary Clinton
Work, no doubt, is an integral part of our lives but there is always need for a balance. Yes, Work Life Balance is important and according to our new research, Work-life balance is a concept that remains out of reach for a majority of Malaysian professionals, who continue to struggle with unsupportive work environments and a lack of flexi-work policies to encourage a more holistic life.
In fact, 45% of the respondents said their current employers do not have existing policies regarding work-life balance. Although 40% said their managers were “somewhat supportive” of work-life balance in general, they were not consistent in helping employees find a practical balance that works for both the individual and the business. Thirty percent even stated their bosses believe work-life balance as a “fad”.
As part of the research, Monster.com in Southeast Asia surveyed more than 1000 working professionals in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines to find out what aspects of work-life balance are most valued by them.
Highlights of the Monster Work-Life Balance Research
Monster - Work-Life Balance Campaign
Monster has launched the Work-Life Balance campaign to highlight the importance of prioritizing a modern approach to work and encouraging employers to implement policies that promote wholesome, complete and harmonious life.
For more videos of the Work-Life Balance, series click here.
Moreover, the idea is to encourage job seekers to Find Better Jobs, Faster and go for the jobs that help them manage their work and personal lives in a more efficient manner. Search jobs here.
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