Work Life Balance Report

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In today’s society, it is common for employees to have many challenging responsibilities in their life other than work, for example, commitments involving parents or children, education or sports commitments or personal interests outside of work. People want to escape work for a greater sense of well-being and to reduce stress levels. A poor balance between an employee’s work commitments and their other responsibilities can lead to low productivity as well as high stress and absentees. Meanwhile, employees with better work-life balance often have a greater sense of responsibility, achievement, ownership and control of their working life. If an employer helps an employee to balance their work and home life, the organizations can be rewarded by increased loyalty and commitment. Employees will also be able to focus more on their work and to further develop their career in current organization.

There have been plenty of research done on work life balance across the world and in Hong Kong. The "working hours" index of UBS' annual "Prices and Earnings" study, Hong Kong came dead last out of 71 global cities listed, with an average of 50.11 hours spent at the workplace per week. This data was collected from 15 different professions from business, construction, and education sectors, to name a few. The long working hours combined with work …show more content…

The advancement in smart phones, laptops, and tablets, employees are able to leave the office but still do their work and has allowed more employees to bring their work home with them. According to news by SCMP almost 75 per cent of workers in Hong Kong said their bosses expected them to be on call outside of work hours. However, from the perspective of employers it has become easier to communicate with employees due to the rise in social

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