Is work/ life balance important to you?

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Graduates entering the workplace for the first time (millennials, Gen Z and beyond) will have to work for longer than previous generations – well into their 70’s. And the job market has changed over the last twenty years in terms of what we expect of remuneration packages – gone are the days of jobs for life and final salary pension schemes.

As employers are adopting a different approach to benefit packages, so graduates entering the workplace are re-evaluating what’s important to them.  I know from the graduates I coach that their top values include:

  • opportunity to learn and grow
  • collaborating with others
  • realistic blend between work and personal life
  • open and inclusive culture

Last month research by Indeed found nearly 9 out of 10 British workers don’t regard salary as the most important thing to look for in a job. Instead most attached far greater importance to a healthy work/life balance. Of course, this means different things to different employees; from a good holiday allowance and sociable working hours through to being able to leave work worries behind at the end of the day.

They compiled a list of the employers who are leading the way. Based on employer ratings and reviews on Indeed Company Pages, 15 employers were selectedin both the private and public sectorthat consistently received the most praise.

If you’re at the start of your job search and looking for an employer who values getting the balance right, this could be a good place to start.

Top 15 employers in Britain for work/ life balance
1. Transport for London

2. University of Leeds

3. Apple

4. Unilever

4. Kumon

6. University of Greenwich

7. John Lewis

8. Jobcentre Plus

9. GlaxoSmithKline

10. American Express

11. Thomson Reuters

12. University of Southampton

13. Lloyds Banking Group

14. BAE Systems

15. Rolls-Royce


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