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Special Report on

Work/Life Balance Policies

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Work-life balance policies can help people meet the needs of their work and personal life more effectively. Different people may have different needs and subsequently require different solutions. Provided are some suggested steps on how you can negotiate work-life balance policies and practices in your organisation: What are the problems that you are experiencing in relation to balancing your work and personal life? Which of these problems are most important? What work-life balance policies/practices would help you manage your problems better? How would using these policies/practices affect your fellow workers and what important ...
family and spiritual development) on the other. Related, though broader, terms include "lifestyle balance" and "life balance".
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Work-Life Balance Myths | Ian's Messy Desk
There are myths or assumptions about what the family-friendly workplace really means. Some of the commonly held myths and the corresponding reality checks are as follows: Family-Friendly policies are soft HR issues, mainly for women. Policies that increase employee health and well-being, foster employee commitment and support families, positively impact everyone (employees; men and women, customers and clients, families and communities.) In some organizations, it is women who have pushed for family-friendly policies since they are usually the primary caregivers, responsible for child care, eldercare and health care as well as ... market research, surveys and trends
David Gray: For Mother's Day, Hope for Work-Life Balance and ...
As we approach Mother's Day, the biggest gift that many moms are looking for is a gift of time and balance. There is a mismatch between the structure of American work and the needs of most families. Fortunately, there may be increasing hope for parents and others struggling with work life balance. Poll after poll shows the desire for more workplace flexibility for American workers and families. The landscape might finally be turning towards constructive action in this space. On March 31, President Obama hosted the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility. The President and the First Lady talked about their work-life ... market research, surveys and trends

SURVEY RESULTS FOR
WORK/LIFE BALANCE POLICIES

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS ...
Flexibility in where to work is less common: only about 15 percent of workers ...... of the company in the report has annual revenue of $5.7 billion and ..... announcements of new work-life balance policies (such as dependent care or ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Work-Life Balance… A Case of Social Responsibility or Competitive ...
The figure falls to 1.1 million or 4.2 percent if you exclude those who do it only occasionally. ... there are few federal work-life balance policies. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
Fathers in the Workplace
New academic research suggests that newly-minted working fathers face unseen stress in the workplace after the birth of a child. Experts say a greater understanding of work/life balance for employees is the key to equal treatment of new parents. By Lin Grensing-Pophal For years, moms in the workplace have been challenged to balance the pressures of work and family life. But, now dads are feeling the pressure too. The New Dad: Exploring Fatherhood within a Career Context is a study recently released by Boston College and co-authored by Brad Harrington, Ph.D., a professor at Boston College and the executive director of the Center ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Work-life balance tilts in favour of kids
POLITICIANS who plead for more family time at their farewell often use the domestic shield to camouflage a career in tatters. Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner faced a serious threat from the Greens in the seat of Melbourne, which he has held for 17 years, but yesterday's announcement that he is quitting parliament is about securing his third marriage rather than dodging an electoral bullet. Tanner informed Kevin Rudd several weeks ago of his desire to resign because of family pressures. He has two older children from his second marriage and two young daughters from the third. Rudd pressed him to reconsider his work-life ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

INITIAL REPORT ON THE SURVEY: WORK/LIFE BALANCE IN THE LEGAL ...
common and companies emerging in the “top 100” flaunt their work/life balance policies to prospective employees. Page 26. 22. One attorney expressed the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Work-Life Balance Award Act of 2010 | EdLabor Journal | Committee ...
establishes an annual Work-Life Balance Award at the Department of Labor to be given out annually by the Secretary of Labor to employers with exemplary work-life workforce policies.  These policies are defined as workplace practices �designed to enable employees to achieve a satisfactory work-life balance.�  Any public or private employer of any size is eligible for the award, as long as they are in compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws. Criteria for the award will be developed by a bipartisan advisory board consisting of representatives from the public, state and local government, industry and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Download - Work-Life Balance: A Matter of Policy and Philosophy
Policy and attitudes related to balancing work with quality of life were the .... policies that help workers achieve better work/life balance is actually a ...
REAL TIME
WORK/LIFE BALANCE POLICIES
  1. profile image yalechk There will always be naysayers if work-life balance is tied to having kids RT @yosie23: Childless working men unhappy w/ work-life policies
  2. profile image EquilibrioWL London Asset Management is working on a new project to push forward the agenda of Work-Life balance policies among... http://fb.me/zPoy5lP9
  3. profile image HRLockerUSA Recent research shows that one group in particular aren't charmed by traditional work-life balance/flextime practices http://ow.ly/24EkU
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Are we good at managing Work-life balance? | LinkedIn Answers ...
Compared to our colleagues in Europe/Americas or even Expats within India, it is no secret that Indians have taken the virtue of "stretch" to new frontiers. A 10 hour working day is a basic requirement and 12 hour workday, a norm in today's world. Some organizations have started putting working hours as "24/7" ... "365 days a year"...as a "caveat" in the contracts - which gives them the right to make you work at any hour - especially in the ITES industry. Is it because we are very competitive as a nation or is it because we are too "insecure" to pick up this battle? Traditionally the "home-maker" spouse has been very ...
what is the quality of work life in the organisation | LinkedIn ...
The success of any organization is highly dependant on how it attracts, recruits, motivates, and retains its workforce. Today's organizations need to be more flexible so that they are equipped to develop their workforce and enjoy their commitment. Therefore, organizations are required to adopt a strategy to improve the employees''quality of work life'(QWL) to satisfy both the organizational objectives and employee needs. These caselets discuss the importance of having effective quality of work life practices in organizations and their impact on employee performance and the overall organizational performance. ...