Education is one of the BEST industries for work-life balance right now!
A new survey from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, has revealed that 97.1% of education professionals believe that work-life balance is important, with the sector emerging as one of the best for work-life balance.
The survey investigated how 1,200 workers in various industries across the UK felt about their work-life balance and whether it affected their career decisions. The results revealed that the education sector was one of the top industries for work-life balance right now. The full list includes:
- Marketing (82.4%)
- Finance (81.6%)
- Legal (77.8%)
- IT (65.3%)
- Education (61.7%)
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, comments: “Achieving a reasonable work-life balance nowadays is certainly challenging, especially if your employer is piling on the pressure and technology is enabling you to work from anywhere, at any time. While it may prove difficult to obtain a good work-life balance, these results from the education sector show that it’s possible. So if you suffer from poor balance, consider what you can do to make it work: whether it’s approaching your boss about flexible working, or making a conscious effort to leave work on time.”
With more education professionals looking to achieve a strong work-life balance, it’s not surprising that 95.7% said they’d be more likely to work for a company which encouraged this balance.
In fact, over half (59.6%) claimed that they’ve left a job due to a poor work-life balance, with this being most predominant in the following industries:
- Legal (66.7%)
- Catering (61.1%)
- Social Care (62.2%)
- Education (59.6%)
- Hospitality (59.5%)
Biggins concludes: “Having a poor work-life balance is simply not sustainable. Even if you love your job, it will impact your ability to do it well and eventually something will have to give. It’s worth sitting down and taking the time to find an employer who’ll add a bit of wellbeing to your life! After all, we spend a large portion of our time at work and it’s a business’ responsibility to do right by their employees.”