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Work/life conflict impacts employee productivity

New research by Tourism Australia’s No Leave, No Life program has found the blurring of the boundaries between work, home and personal life has led to an increase in sick leave in the workplace.

Mounting workloads has led to increased employee absenteeism with almost 25 percent missing work due to physical or emotional fatigue.

According to president of Australian Human Resources Institute, Peter Wilson, unplanned absences can be costly for the employer and lead to lower productivity.

Wilson said improving productivity and gaining a competitive edge lies in encouraging a well-rested and balanced workforce.

“By addressing your employees’ work-life balance, staff turnover can be reduced and companies are urged to place this high on their agenda.”

In turn, employees who maintain the work-life balance have greater a chance for promotion and a pay rise which will add to their productivity.

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