Tag Archives: work life conflict

Long Hours Grind Away at Employee Wellbeing

Of all the job conditions known to undermine the wellbeing of employees, few have been as well studied as long work hours and overtime. While we still need convincing evidence that reducing work hours may improve health, the body of knowledge about how work hours erode worker health should persuade employers that this is an area with considerably more potential… Read More »

Mapping Workplace Gremlins to Health, Costs, and Mortality

The workplace gremlins that threaten employee health include long work hours, job insecurity, low job control, high job demands, unemployment, shift work, work-family conflict, inadequate workplace social support, and unfair treatment. These can be bucketed in various ways, but whatever you call them, they are the work conditions — controllable by employers — that research has consistently shown to influence employee health and well-being.… Read More »