It's a fact that regularly staying late or checking work emails in the evenings/weekends is bad for your health. It's not a shock, so why do we still do it? Do we worry we won't be seen as committed? Does the company expect it?

A recent study in Hong Kong has confirmed that the longer the working hours, the poorer the person's mental health. That means more sick leave (employer's read: more sick pay); lower productivity and a high desire to find new employment.

Getting the balance right needs action from employees, to understand the importance of a life outside of work, and for companies to realise that pushing an 'always working' mentality is truly bad for their business.