Work-life balance means different things to different people. For some, it means traveling the world while working full time. For others, it means working from home a couple days a week. The bottom line, however, is the same: Work-life balance means getting all one’s work done while running errands, staying healthy, and having time for family and leisure.
Regardless of how employees envision it for themselves, work-life balance is taking on increasing importance. In fact, for many, it’s more important than salary. As companies strive to attract and retain top talent, demonstrating that they respect employees’ personal time is critical.
According to a study by Fidelity Investments, when evaluating a job offer, 58% of Millennials and 53% of Gen-Xers cite improved quality of work life as more important than financial benefits. That comes as no surprise when you consider other workplace and lifestyle trends that employees have to contend with.