Strategies for Helping Skilled Workers Find Work-Life Balance

Maintaining work-life balance during the busy construction season can be challenging for your skilled workers. We have seven ways to help them keep a healthy balance.

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Why is Work-life Balance Critical?

Long workdays and demanding deadlines aren’t unusual in the trades, but the scarcity of skilled workers has compounded the issue. Your tradespeople may have heavier workloads and higher stress than ever before.

While you may need to ask more of your workers to meet project demands at times, prolonged work stress can come at a high cost. The well-being, productivity and retention of your current workforce are at stake, and the dangers of employee burnout and poor mental health are being talked about more openly in construction today. The industry is desperately looking to attract younger workers who put a higher premium on flexibility and work-life balance. This makes it even more important for your business to consider the strain on the workforce.

So, what can you do to help your tradespeople achieve work-life balance? Here are seven tips to get you started.

Infographic illustrating and describing 7 steps to promoting work-life balance for skilled workers.

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PeopleReady Skilled Trades is a specialized division of PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI). Since 1987, we have connected tradespeople and work across a wide range of trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, solar installations and more. Whether you need a single tradesperson or require a coordinated effort to dispatch skilled workers across multiple projects, we ensure you have the right people with the right tools, on-site and on time.