Report: 36% of employees would take a huge paycut for better work/life balance

New data reaffirms that cash is just a slice in the worker well-being pie.

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Finding better work-life balance

Cash is not all it’s cracked up to be.

At least in terms of employee engagement, morale and retention, that is.

A new study from Blind—an anonymous professional network with a knack for unearthing how employees really feel about their jobs—found that 36% of respondents would take a 35% paycut to join a company with “better work/life balance.”

The poll yielded 6,954 responses and sparked candid conversation about the struggle to juggle life and work responsibilities in the COVID-19 era. Nearly 400 professionals voiced their own experiences, and Blind found:

Takeaways for HR, comms and wellness pros

A Comcast employee sums up the problems of poor work/life balance thusly:

“Nobody wants to acknowledge that having poor work/life balance is expensive…. Off hours Ubers, eating takeout, not being able to go do groceries, the fact you can’t focus on bills…

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