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Importance Of Work Life Balance And Employee Retention

Importance Of Work Life Balance And Employee Retention

The cultural changes made differences in human behavior in new normal life. With the tech evaluation, the work culture also affects significantly. People nowadays take more attention to their mental and physical health. The Covid shows the importance of good health rather than wealth. The “New Normal” research which was published in January 2022 explains the new phycological transformation of people in work. So, the employees are more concerned about proper work life balance rather than high salary.

What does Work Life Balance mean, why it is so important, and how to improve it?

In short, the term “Work Life Balance” indicates an employee’s time management towards his personal and professional life. It’s a cycle which always repeats in our day-to-day life. The employee may need a small break during his/her working hours to deal with his personal life; likewise to personal life he/she might finish some work related stuff even after work hours. So, the employer needs a better understanding and tries to find a suitable mechanism to maintain personal and professional life.

The Work Life Balance Research by J Haar, D Brougham (2022) in New Zealand explains work-family conflict and the consequences in detail. Some countries look at work-life balance as a serious issue and they suggest Friday as the weekend. So, the employees can clearly enjoy the separate professional and personal life. Employees’ mental health directly impacts productivity, that’s why HR departments are tracking employee activities nowadays. For the past decades, the HR department has fought for women’s rights, equality, labor rights, cultural diversity, office politics, etc. and now in this digital era HRD fights to maintain the work life balance. 

Every HR knows the struggle of recruiting fine, disciplined, skilled, suitable employees for each and every different department. The recruiting process is costly to any organization. So, HRD focuses more on employee retention by keeping skilled employees and to maintain a low employee turnover rate. Proper reward for proper employees can improve employee retention. Employee tracking will ease this process. Because HRD can’t always look for employee productivity and behavior. Modern HR softwares has the ability to track and analyze the employee in real time. 

Some key factors which influence employee retention

  • Industry standard packages & benefits
  • Make a fun, enjoyable work environment & culture
  • Chance to career promotions
  • Flexible colleagues and mentor
  • Prioritize employees’ physical and mental health
  • Trainings, workshops and learning chances
  • Recognition and appreciation

These will help any organization keep their employees with them.

How can an organization analyze the employee turnover rate?

In this modern world, many companies use HR software system and it will display the real time analytics. So, the managers can understand the employee’s behavior. 

If you don’t have a HR Software, you can calculate using the below formula

Employee Turnover Rate = Number Of Employees Who Left / Average Number Of Employees × 100


So maintaining proper work life balance can reduce the work stress and enhance the overall productivity of any organization. Everyone loves to succeed in their professional and personal life, so as an employer, organizations must understand the importance and the consequences of poor employee turnover rate. Decision making requires proper real time analytics, right? If your management uses physical documentation, you will take a lot of time to analyze the situation. 

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Written by
Jasry RM
Digital Marketing Executive from Better HR
Jasry RM is a BBA (Hons) graduate, Major in Marketing at University Of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. He is currently working as a Digital Marketing Executive at Better HR. He has over 2 years of experience in Digital marketing, B2B Marketing, Finance, Payroll, Taxation, Research and Human Resource Management.

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