Are your domestic workers constantly working overtime? While that may put a few more bucks in their wallet, it's certainly taking away from time they could otherwise be spending with their friends and family.
Should you be trying to do more to help your employees establish a more balanced, healthier lifestyle?
We say, yes!
American employees worked an astounding 1,790 hours on average in 2015. That was more than employees in Europe, reported the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development.
Many employers may think that grinding out hours is the best way to increase productivity. But that's not really the case. Staples Business Advantage noted that 22 percent of employees resign from their positions because they're stressed.
"Work-life balance is an increasingly important commodity in today's job market," explained Paul Wolfe, head of human resources at Indeed, to Forbes. "The line between work and life is blurred, so companies who proactively work to provide the appropriate personal time for employees tend to stand out."
If your domestic workers are overworked and stressed out here are some ways to help them:
- Give them more time off: Whether it's paid or unpaid, giving your workers the choice to spend more time outside of work can help them reset their minds and bodies. In turn, they'll probably be happier employees.
- Host fun events: Barbecues are a great way to help your staff unwind from a hard day of work.
- Communicate with your employees: Talk to your workers about what makes them stressed out, and look for ways to improve their working conditions.