Work-life balance becoming worse

Absenteeism, stress rising: Study
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/04/2012

Canadians are working longer and harder than ever before and are increasingly having difficulty balancing work and home life, according to a study.

“Stress levels have gone up, as have work demands, and life satisfaction has gone down,” said Linda Duxbury, a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa and co-author of the 2012 National Study on Balancing Work and Caregiving in Canada.

“There are more employees balancing work, elder care and child care but, despite the talk, many companies have not made progress in the areas of work-life balance and employee well-being.”