There is nothing wrong if someone is dedicated to their work. However, overworking even when you're away from work and always having work-related thoughts are some of the traits that define a workaholic.
As a human resource manager, you should have candid conversations with your employees concerning how they can attain a work-life balance that is better and book their remaining time as soon as possible to avoid becoming completely exhausted through overwork down the line.
A high percentage of managers feel that it's relevant to always communicate with their employees when they are on leave, with 15% of respondents stating their boss contacted them about a work matter. Approximately 23% managers reported that they always check work emails while being away; 8% said that they usually answer emails while they are under the influence of alcohol.
Additionally, only 4% claimed that they worked while on leave to push for a certain promotion, with the exact percentage doing so for the purpose of pushing for a pay rise. Just 3% of women managers did that to engineer a salary raise, opposed to more than 6% of men.
The traits of a workaholic that human resource managers and business decision makers should watch out for include the following:
Human resource managers and business decision-makers who have some of the aforementioned traits of a workaholic should stop these habits and try to maintain a work-life balance. Otherwise, you could suffer from job burnout.
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