One-Third of Canadian Workers Can't Prioritize Their Personal Life

One-third of Canadian workers fail to prioritize their personal lives< /p> UPDATE DAY

More than a third of working Canadians (34%) have struggled to set boundaries at work when it comes to maintaining their work-life balance, according to a survey by ADP Canada.

Although seven in ten Canadian workers say they are “satisfied with their jobs”, 32% of respondents reported feeling tired or overworked at work.

This feeling was most apparent among respondents aged 18 to 34 years, where 23% said they regularly work long hours and 43% said they struggled to set boundaries between their work and private life.

“As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, during which the line between work and personal life has been blurred for many homeworkers, it will be important for employers to continue to create a caring and supportive work environment. that provides employees with regular opportunities to discuss their priorities and encourages them to feel comfortable setting boundaries,” said Ed Yuen, Vice President HR Strategy and Outsourcing at ADP Canada.

< p>Employer support

The survey results also reveal that almost three in ten respondents (29%) believe that they have not received the support, tools and resources necessary to advance their careers.

Companies, however, seem to recognize the importance of checking in regularly with their employees to discuss goals and feedback as four in ten respondents (40%) said they receive a weekly status report from their management.

“ These checks not only allow potential problems to be identified early, but also provide employers with the opportunity to support their employees and report capacity or fatigue issues,” Yuen added.

Additional these regular check-ups, Canadian workers say their feedback is taken into consideration: more than half of respondents (53%) report that their goals, feedback and expectations are taken seriously by their employer.

The survey was conducted by Maru Public Opinion on September 12-13, 2022 among 748 employed Canadian adults.