What causes you stress at work? Crazy workload? Long hours? If you’re like the employees questioned in a work-life balance survey from InLoox, the major stress factors at work are people-based.
InLoox, a project management software company, surveyed 200 employees and discovered that lack of appreciation ranks high as a stressor for those at the entry- or mid-level at work.
There a lesson here for business owners and upper management – you need to help make your staff feel valued if you want to retain great employees. On the flip side, employees should be more willing to seek out acknowledgement for their work-related accomplishments.
The study uncovered other information that could help keep your staff feeling less stress and more fulfilled:
- 80% of those surveyed felt their not feeling valued at work had a negative impact on their personal lives.
- When it comes to multitasking: only 5% worked on a single project at a time, 21% worked on five projects and 73% juggled 10 projects at a time.
- 36% of those surveyed said they need up to two hours a day to manage email.
- Nearly 70% of supervisors stated they’ve reached strong professional goals while only 45% of employees could say the same.
- 20% of employees felt exhausted by the end of the work day, but only 3% of supervisors said they were.
In summation, feeling appreciated pays. You’ll have harder working, happier employees with a better work-life balance. Working hard to recognize employees for the work they do and providing development and promotional opportunities as often as possible are essential. So, find those employees that work hard and produce great results. Make extra efforts to ensure they’re appreciated and have a manageable work-life balance. You’ll be more successful at retaining that valuable talent. And those are the employees you want to keep.
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