Work Life Balance in the Philippines
“No matter how busy you are, or how busy you think you are, the work will always be there tomorrow, but your friends might not be.” — Anonymous
Work, no doubt, is an integral part of our lives but there is always a need for a balance. Yes, Work-Life Balance is important and according to our new research, Filipinos have some of the best experiences of work-life balance in Southeast Asia.
Nearly two thirds (65%) of working professionals in the Philippines said they are generally satisfied with their current work-life balance, although 28% said they would like more options to spend time with their friends and family.
The study found 41% of Filipino professionals feel ‘content’ with the balance of their personal and professional lives.
As part of the research, Monster.com in Southeast Asia surveyed more than 1000 working professionals in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines to find out what aspects of work-life balance are most valued by them.
Overall, almost half of respondents across all three countries rated their current overall work-life balance as “average but could have more balance”.
More than 80% felt good work-life balance can enhance productivity and positively impact the business.
Highlights of the Work-Life Balance Research
- 41% of Filipinos feel ‘content’ with their balance between personal and professional lives.
- 59% of professionals said having flexible working hours that are suited to their lives and needs is a key aspect of work-life balance.
- 44% said their managers are supportive and understand that there is life beyond work. Findings of the research have been depicted in an interesting and easy to understand infographic – click here to view.
Work-Life Balance Campaign
Monster has launched the Work-Life Balance campaign to highlight the importance of prioritizing a modern approach to work and encouraging employers to implement policies that promote wholesome, complete and harmonious life.
For more videos of the Work-Life Balance, series Click here.
Moreover, the idea is to encourage job seekers to Find Better Jobs, Faster and go for the jobs that help them manage their work and personal lives in a more efficient manner.
FAQ for Work Life Balance Impact on the Business
1. How does work-life balance benefit businesses?
Answer: Work-life balance boosts employee morale, reduces burnout, and enhances productivity, leading to higher job satisfaction and employee retention, ultimately benefiting the business’s overall performance.
2. What are the effects of a healthy work-life balance on employee productivity?
Answer: A balanced work-life schedule improves focus, creativity, and efficiency among employees, resulting in higher-quality work output and increased overall productivity for the business.
3. How does work-life balance contribute to employee retention?
Answer: When employees experience a better balance between work and personal life, they are more likely to stay with the company for the long term, reducing turnover costs and preserving institutional knowledge.
4. Does work-life balance impact employee well-being and health?
Answer: Yes, promoting work-life balance leads to reduced stress levels, improved mental health, and better physical well-being, resulting in lower absenteeism and improved overall health for employees.
5. Can work-life balance enhance a company’s reputation and attract top talent?
Answer: Absolutely, companies known for fostering work-life balance create a positive employer brand, making them more attractive to potential candidates, and helping to recruit and retain high-performing talent.