Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Employees resolve to have better work-life balance

Benefit News' Daily Diversion

Ninety-six percent of full-time, U.S. workers say it will be equally or more important to find a better work-life balance in 2009, according to a new survey from FedEx Office. ...

To achieve their goal of better balance, 49% of full-time U.S. workers plan to take advantage of all their vacation time, while 41% plan to leave work at a reasonable hour, and 36% plan to take lunch breaks on a consistent basis. Another 29% plan to avoid doing work at home or during off-hours, while 24% will consider starting their work day earlier in the morning, and 21% plan to take advantage of flex-time options, the survey found.

Despite the recession and rising unemployment rate, 11% of full-time U.S. workers plan to find a better job, change jobs or change work locations as a way to find better work-life balance in 2009. --Leah Carlson Shepherd