UK Workers Unhappy With Work-Life Balance

According to Investec a Private Banking firm, 25 per cent of UK workers are unhappy with their work-life balance.

Although the employment rate hit a record high in the final quarter of 2014, it appears that for many individuals their job proves far from satisfying.

Investec surveyed 2,000 UK professionals about their work-life balance. 29 per cent said their work-life balance had got worse since 2010, However, 33 per cent said they were optimistic about their work-life balance getting better over the next five years.

The survey also found that London professionals were the worst affected, with over fifth 22 per cent of workers unhappy with how much of their time is taken up by work. 38 per cent of Londoners believe that their family and friends view them as “workaholics”. But 64 per cent still said they “loved” working in the capital.

Investec head of banking Wayne Preston said: “We continue to see high levels of demand being placed on professionals throughout the UK. Advancements in technology make it harder than ever to ‘switch off’ outside the office and achieve an ideal work-life balance.

“Life doesn’t exist solely between the hours of 9 and 5, and working in a global marketplace across multiple time zones means the pressure to be always-on is high.

Mike Sandiford
Head of Partnerships
0207 193 9931

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