Absence Matters: Work-Life Balance

Tasha Patterson@Work


Helping Employees Find a Work-Life Balance

By Bridget Caswell, Director, National Technical Compliance, Absence Management, Sedgwick

One of the best ways to keep employees engaged and successful at work is to encourage them to enjoy their lives outside of work. A work-life balance is the special ingredient that helps employees be at their best while at work. And for employers, managing employee well-being is crucial to retaining talent and promoting healthy, sustainable lifestyles.

More than ever, employees are leaving jobs because of mental health issues, citing unsustainable workloads that are overwhelming. Approximately one-fifth of adults in the U.S. have a mental health diagnosis, and only half of that population receive mental health services.1

Employees want to be productive, stay in their jobs, and enjoy their work. But that requires a more sustainable work-life balance. To help create it, employers are providing options — from more paid time off to mental health days and mental health training.2

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