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A recent report by ‘It’s time we all work happy: the secrets of the happiest companies and employees’ surveyed 24,000 employees across eight countries in an effort to reveal how appreciated they felt, and how their work-life balance is.

The research found that 12% of respondents aged between 35 and 54 and 10% of millennials struggle with work-life balance.

The research also found the following:

  • 60% of respondents aged between 18 and 35 feel appreciated at work, while 15% of this age group feel undervalued.
  • 25% of respondents aged between 35 and 54 feel under-appreciated at work, compared to 29% of respondents over the age of 55.
  • 34% of respondents aged over 35 found their job stressful, compared to 25% of 18 to 35 year olds.
  • 17% of respondents over the age of 55 are unhappy at work, compared to 16% of respondents aged between 35 and 54, and 8% of respondents between 18 and 34 years old.

Phil Sheridan, senior managing director at Robert Half UK, said this about the data:

“Employees that are aged over 35 have valuable experience that the whole organisation can learn and benefit from. It’s important that their happiness is not neglected, so businesses need to take the time to invest in their staff at all levels.”