Work-life balance greatest workforce challenge

Most supervisors aren't supportive enough
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/22/2007

A combination of powerful trends is pressuring employees at work, resulting in an imbalance in their family lives, which inevitably affects employees' mental health, according to a recent study released in honour of National Mental Health Week.

Employee assistance provider Human Solutions, surveyed more than 600 employees across Canada and found that workload and work-life balance is the number one workforce challenge facing employees.

An overwhelming majority of respondents, 76 per cent, rated their supervisors as ineffective or moderately effective in helping employees achieve work-life balance.