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Firms 'benefit from having a happy workforce'
Companies that focus on issues such as employee engagement and the health and wellbeing of their staff are likely to benefit from greater stability and productivity, according to office rental firm Regus.
William Willems, Regus' regional vice president for south-east Asia, said one way for organisations to improve their employees' work-life balance is to offer flexible arrangements.
Staff who have time to spend with their family and feel satisfied in their jobs are less likely to leave, reducing the need for companies to spend money on recruiting and training new people, Mr Willems pointed out.
"A happy employee will bring stability to a firm as the company retains the talent," he told the New Zealand Herald.
"So helping staff obtain a good work-life balance is an important human factor."
Regus recently funded a survey by MindMetre which found that 74 per cent of workers in New Zealand and 69 per cent of the Australian workforce are happier with their jobs now than they were in 2010.
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