Managing Work-life Balance

Managing Work-life Balance

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Work-life balance is one of the most important issues facing employers and managers today. Employees at all levels are no longer willing to trade their quality of life in order to get a decent standard of living. Managers can no longer afford to ignore the costs that the long-hours culture imposes on their organisation. Overwork causes stress-related absenteeism, poor retention levels, low creativity, appalling customer service and unethical employee behaviour. Combine that with the risks of being sued by a stressed employee or a parent who wanted to work flexibly, and the business case for paying real attention to work-life issues has never been stronger. This text sets out the roadmap for moving your organisation towards a positive work-life culture. With clear and practical advice for HR and line managers alike, Managing Work-Life Balance shows you how to engage employers, managers and employees in the process of controlling the inherent conflicts between the worlds of work and home.For example, credit card company Capital One has a formal policy that allows employees up to three family care days over and above their 25-day holiday entitlement. They can also take emergency time off at half an houra#39;s notice, althoughanbsp;...

Title:Managing Work-life Balance
Author:David Clutterbuck
Publisher:CIPD Publishing - 2003


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