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Work-life balance: The lines are getting blurred

Around 78% of the employees mentioned that they are expected to be available on phone and e-mail during holidays as well

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Work-life balance: The lines are getting blurred

A Randstad Workmonitor survey reflects blurred lines between working hours and private time among India Inc employees, with a majority (74 per cent) saying that their employers expect them to be available outside regular office hours. Around 78 per cent of the employees mentioned that they are expected to be available on phone and e-mail during holidays as well.

In fact, 64 per cent of both male and female respondents indicated that they do feel extremely pressured to do so, which clearly reveals the increasing work-life balance issues among India Inc. China and India rank well above the global average on both statements.

Interestingly enough, 76 per cent of the employees mentioned that they do not mind handling work-related matters in their private time and a staggering 75 per cent from India indicated that they do this because they would like to stay involved.

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First Published: Mon, October 05 2015. 00:05 IST
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