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Hospitality among ‘worst’ industries for work-life balance

A survey of 1,200 hospitality workers by recruitment firm CV Library has found that 54.1% of staff believe they don’t have a good work-life balance, despite 97.3% saying the balance is “important”.

The survey investigated how workers in various industries across the UK felt about their work-life balance and whether it affected their career decisions. CV Library said the results revealed that the hospitality sector was “one of the worst industries for work-life balance right now”.

The full list includes:   

  1. Leisure/Tourism (62.5%)
  2. Hospitality (54.1%)
  3. Customer Services (46.4%)
  4. Catering (41.7%)
  5. Social Care (40.5%)  

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, said: “Achieving a reasonable work-life balance nowadays is certainly challenging, especially if your employer is piling on the pressure and technology is enabling you to work from anywhere, at any time.

“These worrying results from the hospitality sector prove how difficult it is to obtain a good work-life balance. So if you suffer from poor balance, consider what you can do to make it work: whether it’s approaching your boss about creating a sensible work schedule, or making a conscious effort to leave on time.”  

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