“Balance between professional and private life”. It’s one of those worn-out corporate stereotypes that, frankly, most companies can do wrong.
Of course, bedrooms, generous vacation policies, and other perks representing a particular tech giant (rhymes with Schmoogle) have become more common, eliminating old ideas of flexibility at work. But as anyone who has vacationed or worked hundreds of hours overtime can attest, the boundary between personal and professional life can be quite blurred in many companies.
Surprise on the cards
Workplace, In fact, the company recently compiled a list of the 1,000 best work-life balance companies and found a host of employers who view downtime as a guarantee rather than a goal. This can help you avoid burnout on your longest career and save even more for retirement.
The results are surprising: Among the 20 largest companies with at least 100 ratings, most do not belong to highly specialized areas such as technology, finance, and others that are known for their exceptional professional advantages.
The supermarket and beverage chains presented the largest presentation with In-N-Out Burger (3), Chick-Fil-A (10), baked ham with honey (15) and Starbucks (19). The list also includes cult supermarket chains HEB (4), Trader Joe’s (18), and Wegmans (20), as well as clothing stores NIKE (8), Century 21 (9), and Hit-Sleeper Hit-Spirit. Halloween supermarket (12).
Employee views from 20 companies indicate a “fair” and “flexible” work environment, said Paul Wolfe, executive vice president of MyWegmansConnect. According to Wolfe, many comments highlighted a sense of community and a work environment in which employees feel “familiar.”
Another common denominator is the emphasis on paid vacations and free time.
Companies that work proactively to provide employees enough time for employees are generally visible, says Wolfe.
In-N-Out Burger, for example, offers paid vacations to part-time and full-time employees of the MyWegmansConnect. The California-based fast-food business would also reward managers who arrive at their annual destinations with paid, full-price travel, usually to Europe and high-end. No wonder the chain has one of the lowest fluctuation rates in the industry, says Wolfe.
“We understand the relationship between work experience and physical and mental health,” said a Wegman’s spokesman. [The balance between work and personal life] is a significant differentiator that people choose to work and stay at Wegmans.
Other companies on the list, such as Capital One (11) and Cisco (13), are characterized by the fact that employees can choose how and where they work.