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Work-life balance hit by downturn

4 August 2011

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Employees are feeling obliged to spend more time at work and less time at home ever since the economic downturn began, a study has revealed.

According to a report commissioned by the Cornwall Development Agency, based on a survey of 3,000 workers, under-staffing is also to blame and, therefore unsurprisingly, more than a third think their working life has deteriorated in recent years.

Many of the workers polled revealed they had been handed extra responsibilities, worked in under-staffed offices and worked longer hours to earn money or because they feared they would lose their job if they did not do so.

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Four out of five people polled said that a good work-life balance helped improve productivity and better enabled a business to attract and retrain staff. A third felt flexible working hours were important in achieving a good balance.

Suzanne Bond, Chief Executive of the Cornwall Development Company, said: “This report firmly underlines the business case for a good work-life balance.”

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