Employee experience firm Qualtrics found that over half of UK workers (47%) spend most of their time feeling overwhelmed by their tasks, and 88% report that work is causing them stress.
The quarterly Qualtrics Employee Pulse poll of more than 4,000 employees demonstrates the need for improved assistance from employers to safeguard the mental wellness of personnel in light of the growing demands on today’s workforce.
More than half of British workers (52%) feel their company does not encourage a good work-life balance, and just a third say they receive assistance from management in balancing their workloads.
Workers’ satisfaction with their work-life balance is lowest in the North West of England, where just 49% are content, and highest in the South East and London, where 53% are satisfied. The percentage of happy employees is highest in the North East, at 60%, followed by Scotland, at 58%.
Sarah Marrs, an employee experience specialist at Qualtrics, commented on the findings, stating, “Work-life balance is a tremendously essential component of contemporary company and a crucial driver in keeping workers engaged and pleased.” It’s really worrying that so many people in the workforce are having trouble keeping up with their responsibilities.
Because “a company’s people are its most valuable resource,” it is imperative that businesses place a premium on their employees’ emotional and mental well-being if they hope to inspire their teams and increase output. Workers’ stress, exhaustion, or overwork will quickly show up in their output and increase the likelihood that they will leave the company. To sum up, keep in mind that your staff are frequently the first point of contact between your company and its clients.