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Anti Burnout, Here Are 3 Tips To Find Out If The Company You Are Applying For Supports Work Life Balance!

 


Now work-life balance seems to be something that is coveted by many workers. Especially during a pandemic, where the time between work and personal life becomes very blurry due to working from home. As a result, not a few workers complain of experiencing burnout.

If you are looking for a new job with a company that supports a work life balance, there are some tips that you can apply. Come on, see!


Do Research


Thanks to the internet, now you don't have to wait until the interview stage to understand the culture and work environment of the targeted company. In addition to finding out directly through the company website, you can use platforms such as Glassdoor or LinkedIn to find out about work culture through reviews from employees who work at the company you are applying for.


You can see employee reviews while working at the company, if they have shown signs of supporting the work life balance you are after. Granted, not all reviews are accurate. However, at least it can provide an overview because the site can provide information about salaries, benefits, and company policies.


Asking during the Interview Stage


Another way to find out how the company you are applying for supports a work life balance is to ask. You can use the interview session to ask this question.


"Companies that don't have a real focus may just respond with a short line or two and move on to the next question," Janine Yancey, CEO of Emtrain, a company that provides services for measuring the impact of social dynamics in the workplace, told Real Simple.


Furthermore, according to Yancey, companies that are committed to a work life balance will usually tell specifically about the approach they take to achieve this. This shows that work life balance is important for them.


In addition, you can also ask some questions related to work life balance, such as time off, replying to emails outside of working hours, and what characteristics the most successful employees have in the company.


 

In addition to asking directly, you also have to pay attention to what the recruiter where you apply for work doesn't say directly. For example, you've asked a question about leave or holiday policies and got an indirect answer in return, then pay attention.


Dr. Daryl Appleton, a psychotherapist, says to pay attention to non-verbal cues. "I believe in non-verbal cues, and also in hunches," he says.


If you don't get an immediate response with enthusiasm and feel something is off, there's nothing wrong with trusting a hunch. But still have to think logically and rationally, yes!


After you've done your research, looked at company policies, and asked questions in the interview phase, try to put that information down on paper before you accept the job offer. Make comparisons with five important factors such as office location, compensation, company culture, opportunities, and working hours.

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