Travel firm ranked amongst best in UK for ‘work-life balance’

By Linsey McNeill
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One travel firm has been ranked amongst the UK’s top 20 companies for work-life balance, according to review site Glassdoor.

It said ‘burnout’ is still a big issue for staff, citing an 86% rise in mentions of the topic in reviews left by employees.

Mentions of mental health rose 21% and mentions of overwork shot up 15%.

Employees ranked tech as the best industry for a work-life balance, while the retail and hospitality sectors fell short.

Speaking at the ABTA Convention in Marrakech last week, Hays Travel owner Dame Irene Hays described the industry as ‘sexy’, but no high street travel agency chain made it into Glassdoor’s top 20 in the first nine months of this year.

The Office for National Statistics had the highest work-life rating of 4.6 out of 5, according to Glassdoor, followed by Heron Foods and finance firm Fidelity International.

The only travel firm to make it into the UK top 20 was Expedia, at number 13 with a rating of 4.32.

“All the companies on the list are highly rated for work-life balance due to employee feedback and specific measures the organisation has put into place to combat burnout and allow for a better work life balance,” said Glassdoor.

Overall, employees ranked tech firms as the best for work-life balance with a rating of 4 out of 5, following by aerospace and defence, media and communications and legal.

At the other end of the scale, Glassdoor research found the hospitality (3.1 out of 5), retail (3.3) and transportation and logistics (3.3) sectors have the lowest work-life ratings.

“These industries were all hit hard by the pandemic and have been less able to adapt to remote working for employees,” it said.

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