Long hours still a problem
The potential implications of this study are significant. The research, a qualitative study based on interviews with 40 recent graduates from seven AGR member organisations, explored in depth attitudes to, feelings about and experiences of work-life balance. All of those interviewed set high store on being able to achieve work-life balance but, despite their interest in it, only around half of the interviewees said that they thought they had a good work-life balance at the present time.
This matters because the graduates also suggested that failure to achieve work-life balance was a serious issue that might make them think about changing jobs in the future.