The United States is one of the worst countries for a work-life balance, reveals a recent report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. In IT, finding this elusive balance can be even more challenging with the constant call of technology and various mobile devices — but it is possible with the right employer and position.
If you're searching for a new IT job, here are some specifications to look for to find more balance between your work and personal life.
Flexible jobs are becoming more common in IT. According to a report from Gensler, employees who are given a choice to work from home are more focused, outperform their peers who do not have this choice and are more satisfied with their jobs and their workplace. What's more, 53% of health IT professionals report flexibility as a top factor of job satisfaction.