work-life balance

Thai Employees To Prioritise Work-life Balance

work-life balance

Work-life Balance

When it comes to picking a new job, Thai employees are putting greater attention and significance on work-life balance, physical and mental wellness, and the freedom to work when and when they want to, with a rising number of employees planning to find a new job within the next year.

According to The Nation, this was one of the significant conclusions from Robert Walters‘ poll of 570 respondents in various jobs and industries in Thailand. With three-quarters of employees seeking a new job, elements to consider while looking for a new job include researching the business values of the firm in question. Organisational perks such as bonus programmes (89%), private health insurance (74%), flexible/remote working arrangements (59%), holiday entitlement (41%), and life/critical illness cover (30%) also influence employees’ career selections. Over three-quarters of employees polled also favour jobs that offer flexible working hours, prioritise work-life balance, and provide well-being services.

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Punyanuch Sirisawadwattana, Country Manager of Robert Walters Thailand, emphasised the need of organisations matching their recruiting tactics with the changing tastes of Thai employees. “Organisations need to prioritise factors that matter to employees, such as flexible work arrangements, mental health support, investment in learning and development, and a commitment to an ED&I workplace culture,” she said.

Consistent employee experience appeared as a critical component for organisational performance in another survey conducted by human resource consultant Kincentric (Thailand). The survey, which polled over 100 firms, found a correlation between consistent employee experiences and greater financial performance and customer happiness.

Consistency in designing core employee experience elements, connectivity to integrate employees’ experiences with the organization’s objectives, and strong C-suite leadership are three key elements for achieving consistent employee experiences, according to Napas Sirivarangkul, Partner at Kincentric (Thailand).

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