Almost half of UK workers (47%) spend the majority of the time feeling overwhelmed by workloads, and 85% say that work is causing them stress, according to research by employee experience company, Qualtrics. Its quarterly survey of more than 4,000 employees finds that 52% of UK workers believe their organisation does not promote a healthy work-life balance and only a third say their manager helps them manage workload.
The situation is worst in the north west of England, where only 49% of workers say they are happy with their work-life balance.
Sarah Marrs, employee experience specialist at Qualtrics, said:
‘If employees are stressed, tired or overworked, those feelings will rapidly trickle down into the quality of their work and is more likely to result in their choosing to leave the organisation.’