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South Korean Retailers to Prioritize Employee Work-Life Balance

South Korean Retailers to Prioritize Employee Work-Life Balance

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the government’s move to shorten legal working hours, an increasing number of South Korean retailers are expected to help employees achieve a healthy work-life balance. The Environment & Labor Committee at the National Assembly passed a reform bill today that prohibits employees from working more than 52 hours in [...]

Work-Life Balance Point of Emphasis for S. Korea’s Millennials

Work-Life Balance Point of Emphasis for S. Korea’s Millennials

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — “Work-life balance”, “feel-good value”, “more mobile” and “relationship ennui”. These four phrases espouse the lifestyle preferences of South Korea’s millennial generation, according to a big data analysis of 12 billion posts on social networking services conducted by advertising agency HS Ad. Referring to young adults born between the early [...]

Shinsegae to Reduce Working Hours Without Wage Cut

Shinsegae to Reduce Working Hours Without Wage Cut

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s retail giant Shinsegae said Friday it will reduce its employees’ working hours to 35 per week starting next year as part of its efforts to improve their work-life balance. It will mark the first case for a local conglomerate to adopt the 35-hour working week policy, when [...]

Family Increasingly Prioritized Over Work for South Koreans

Family Increasingly Prioritized Over Work for South Koreans

SEJONG, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Fewer than half of South Koreans now put work before family, according to a new survey. Findings from this year’s social survey revealed that the figure for those who prioritize work over family had dropped below 50 percent for the first time since records began at Statistics Korea. The [...]

S. Koreans Take Average of 9 Annual Paid Holidays Off

S. Koreans Take Average of 9 Annual Paid Holidays Off

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans used about 60 percent of the paid holidays given to them on average in 2013, government data showed Monday, amid growing calls to improve poor working conditions and long hours on the job. According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Employment and Labor, South Korean [...]

More Job Seekers Prioritize Work-Life Balance over Salary

More Job Seekers Prioritize Work-Life Balance over Salary

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study by the YBM TOEIC Commission revealed that work-life balance is most sought after by young South Koreans, reflecting the country’s highly-demanding work environment.  According to the commission’s online survey of 3,294 college students and young job seekers, 43.6 percent (1,435) of the participants said “life that [...]

9 Hours of Rest Recommended for Civil Servants After Work

9 Hours of Rest Recommended for Civil Servants After Work

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s government offices will now be asked to ensure their employees get at least nine hours of rest after work under the government’s new initiative to help improve the health of civil servants, officials said Wednesday.  Social media and phone communications with government employees during off-duty hours will [...]