Work/life balance is increasingly important to American employees. A survey using data from 2018 found that work/life balance was considered “very important” by two-thirds of male respondents and over three-quarters of female respondents.
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Companies recognize that work/life balance is a useful recruitment and retention tool, and it’s a benefit that is often less costly than boosting salaries. Because of this and the value employees place on work/life balance, companies are expanding the availability of remote work opportunities, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paid time off (PTO) has also long