When knowledge workers first switched to hybrid working en masse, many expected that more time at home (and less commuting) could only improve their mental health and wellbeing. But, for many workforces, the blurring of lines between home and work has taken its toll.
With support from Harvard Business Review, researchers found 55% of workers globally didn’t feel that they had been able to balance their home and work life. And global analysis of behaviour on Microsoft 365 shows how professionals have experienced more intense working days, as well as meeting and chat overload. All of which can be a recipe for poor wellbeing and high staff turnover.
Robert Walters global survey found that the blurring of work and home life was the most common issue faced by professionals while working from home.
The high prevalence of burn out and stress among workers suggests many employers need to do more to maintain the mental health and wellbeing of their people. Organisations that succeed will be more likely to retain their best people and have a positive message for potential new recruits. Tactics may include:
Mindfulness at play
Mindfulness is an idea growing in popularity; it continues to convert the sceptics and is being implemented into workplaces to increase productivity, innovation, emotional intelligence, and leadership. Robert Walters recently coordinated an event where Debbie Schultz from BlueSkyMinds spoke about miRead More
Diversity vs cultural fit
Does hiring talent based on cultural fit and shared values automatically lead to high performance? Or is a diverse workforce the best way to impact the bottom line? In a panel discussion with hiring managers from Pernod Ricard, Robert Walters explored these questions. Based on our industry knowledgeRead More
Impactful leadership development starts with what you say
This article, written by Robert Walters Group Talent Manager, Neha Rohatgi, is for Business Leaders and Talent Development Partners, to help them think about how they can work with each other to set the right tone for leadership development programmes. Considering our current working environment, wiRead More
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