Job Insecurity Lowers Use of Workplace Programs

Does your office have a gym? Corporate training budget? Catered lunches? Well, chances are you stop using them when you start fearing for your job.

According to a study published in Personnel Psychology, not only is job insecurity correlated with work-life imbalance and emotional exhaustion, but insecure workers are less likely to use company support programs and more likely to work during personal time. According to T. Brad Harris, one of the study’s authors, “Our findings are interesting because they suggest a situation where organizational support programs, which aim to improve employee well-being, are not being used by the employees who may need them most.”

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