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Nine out of ten employees said achieving a good work-life balance was important to them, whereas they believe that fewer than two thirds of managers recognise this. Meanwhile, managers consider factors such as recognition, salary and management style are more critical contributors to job satisfaction. This is according to research released today commissioned by Randstad and conducted by MORI.

These are some of the key findings of Randstad’s UK employment survey, amongst employees and managers throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The findings support the current call for increased flexibility in the labour market.

Commenting on the survey results, Hans Hoogeveen, Randstad UK’s Managing Director, said: “The importance of work-life balance has been a hot topic in the news lately, and as our survey shows, it continues to be of great concern for British workers. It is worrying...

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