Culprits include workload, difficulties within the business and interpersonal relationships.
“As business needs evolve to keep pace with an increasingly connected and mobile world, it can be challenging to leave our professional lives at the office,” said David King, Canadian president of Accountemps. “If work is weighing on you, schedule time with your manager to address your concerns. Be clear about the off-hours impact it’s having on you and discuss where you can adjust deadlines, bring in extra help, or share projects to alleviate pressure.”
King added that executives should use ongoing check-ins with staff to preemptively gauge stress levels and offer support. “Well-rested employees are often more engaged and productive. Providing your teams with the resources to prioritize and collaborate effectively will ensure they are able to keep business goals on track – without compromising work-life balance.”
About the Survey
The survey of workers was developed by Accountemps and conducted by an independent research firm. It includes responses from more than 500 workers in Canada.