The demand for greater work-life balance is expected to increase over the next decade
The Millennial generation entering today’s workforce are attracted to companies with policies promoting work-life balance as they are unwilling to sacrifice their personal lives for excessive work demands.
According to a recent survey, Millennials are the most likely generation to say that they would change jobs or careers, give up promotion opportunities, move their family to another place or take a pay cut to have flexibility and better manage work and family life.
When to leave a job?
Boredom is the number one reason why people leave their jobs - thus it is time to quit when a person leaves work each day, already dreading and thinking about coming in the next day.
However, employees should carefully examine the practical risks associated with leaving their current employment and create a solution’s programme as to what could be done to improve their work situation.
When work starts to affect both mental and physical health it is time to quit
Stress, fear and lack of enthusiasm will drain energy and decrease work performance. If a job causes failing mental health it is time to leave, job stress equals family stress and eventually takes its toll. As soon as stress begins to interfere with the ability to live a normal life it is dangerous and the longer it lasts it will detrimentally affect both mind and body - thus chronic stress causes wear and tear on the body.
Over time stress weakens the immune system and makes a person susceptible to a variety of ailments from colds to backaches to heart disease. The newest research shows that chronic stress can actually double the risk of having a heart attack.