Women Struggle More with Work/Life Issues

September 15, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – A North Carolina-based work-life benefit provider has found that women are three times more likely than men to spend at least 25% of their time at work on caregiving responsibilities.

The Workplace Options’ poll of 998 workers indicates women are more likely to see a negative impact in their work due to caregiving responsibilities (25%) in comparison to men (17%). In addition, women are also more likely to suffer from stress (39%) than their male counterparts (27%).  

According to a press release, nearly half (48%) of adult caregivers are employed full-time. While 63% of workers considered benefits such as flex time, telecommuting, and counseling to be important in balancing work and personal responsibilities, more than half (53%) are employed at companies that do not offer such benefits, and another one in five workers are not even aware if such benefits exist at their workplaces.  

The survey found 78% of workers say family is their top priority. Only 12% claim themselves as the top priority, and 10% indicate work is their top priority.  

More information about Workplace Options is at http://www.workplaceoptions.com.