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…