work-life balance


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work-life balance

the idea that the demands of work and domestic life be balanced so as to optimize the well being of employees and their families. Specifically initiatives in this area are targeted at reducing excessive working hours. See PRESENTEEISM, WORKING TIME.
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In responding to these research problems and situational issues of Korea, this study sought to understand work-life balance more deeply and to compare the results to those from studies conducted in non-Asian countries.
Working with fewer employees doesn't necessarily deter work-life balance, however, as long as companies proportionately align the services they offer with the resources they have, said Mark Puchalski, senior facility manager for Jones Lang LaSalle in Mountain View, Calif.
H1-workload and responsibility will hamper work-Life balance among the working women.
As economic conditions begin to improve, businesses wanting to become more efficient will need to retain and hire top talent and cannot afford to ignore the value that a reputation for affording a good work-life balance can bring.
Dr Alexandra Beauregard, a lecturer in employment relations and organisational behaviour at the London School of Economics, said: "During tough economic times, organisations may think of work-life balance as a luxury they can do without.
It can be argued that the economic and social effects of a failure to address work-life balance (OECD 2008) should extend the topic beyond the interests of traditional stakeholders in industrial relations.
Studies have shown that respect for work-life balance needs is high on employees' lists.
By taking a holistic view on a topic of vital importance, we hope the outcomes and recommendations that emerge from this forum will add to the body of literature available on this topic, and ultimately in understanding the factors that enable women to achieve a healthier work-life balance and success in the professional sphere -- factors that have local, regional and global resonance," concluded HH Sheikha Manal.
are increasingly aware of the business case for work-life balance, and work-life balance is now rated one of the most important workplace attributes, second only to compensation, according to research by the U.
They are aimed at celebrating achievements of businesses which have listened to staff and adopted exceptional work-life balance policies and practices.
Alan Johnson told a British Heart Foundation conference that the next stage in promoting health and wellbeing at work was to 'incorporate work-life balance with work-health balance'.