Working Life


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Working Life

The time during which an adult is expected to be working or pursuing work. One's working life begins after the completion of education and ends at retirement. In general, most of one's savings and investments occurs during the working life because this is when one has the highest cash flow and, sometimes, the willingness to take risks.
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Sociologists from Europe and the US investigate gendering in later life work: empirical, theoretical, and policy issues then analyze extended working life in seven OECD countries.
Quality of Working Life and Organizational Development, Open Access Scientific Reports, 2: 3.
(2009), "An Exploratory Study on Perceived Quality of Working Life among Sales Professionals Employed in Pharmaceutical, Banking, Finance and Insurance Companies in Mumbai'" Abhigyan, 27(1): 70-81.
Connell and Hannif (2009) seeks to determine whether and how the quality of working life (QWL) varies between call centres (CCs) in the in house/ outsourced, public and private sectors and the implications of these findings on human resource management (HRM).
QUESTION: How likely is it that you will switch careers again/sometime during your working life?...Very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, not at all likely?
They observed that an employee may be said to enjoy a high quality of working life when he or she has positive feelings towards his job and its future prospects.
Difficult economic conditions and the effects of the crisis have had a negative impact on Middle Eastern working life by forcing staff to take on additional duties.
With the issuance of the 2001 European Employment Strategy, the European Commission explicitly adopted job quality and quality of working life as policy objectives for Europe, with work-life balance chosen as one of the ten groups of indicators for assessing quality of working life.
The research reflected the pre-retirement "bounce" in the quality of working life of employees found in an earlier study, but the results of the latest research exploring employee engagement came as a surprise.
RESEARCHERS are asking employees in Coventry and Warwickshire to help them create a picture about what working life is like in the noughties.
A research project looking at working life in the UK has revealed that many workers are suffering from worrying levels of depression, fatigue, panic attacks and irritability.