A new survey of 800 employees across the US conducted by job search engine FlexJobs has provided insight into how workers’ mental health and work-life balance have been impacted over the past several months.
According to the survey, 48% of respondents said their work-life balance is very good or excellent, while 54% with flexible arrangements said they had the emotional support needed to manage their work-related stress.
Additionally, 66% said they would like to work remotely full-time after the pandemic, with a little over one-third stating they would prefer a combination of both remote and physical working.
Research has proven time and time again that remote working is a highly sought-after perk for many employees. However, some studies have revealed that working from home can hinder a healthy work-life balance and lead to burnout due to employees working more than normal.
Overall, if organizations want to continue operating an efficient remote workforce, they must have the strategies in place that value their workers’ boundaries and supporting them when dealing with work and personal stresses.