Work-Life Balance: Integrating Benefits with Expectation

Employees are taking advantage of programs being offered by some employers that are designed to help them manage their lives outside work.

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Employees are beginning to understand that responsibility for career satisfaction rests primarily on their shoulders and is only partly the responsibility of the employer. The new workplace requires that they manage their lives, their careers, and whatever balance exists between the two. Technology, a source of stress on the one hand, also holds the potential for reshaping career options and lifestyle choices on the other. Some organizations encourage employees to assess how their personal goals relate to the organization’s goals and how they might be integrated. For today’s job applicants, career development opportunities and tuition and training programs are important incentives. Employees are taking advantage of programs being offered by some employers that are designed to help them manage their lives outside work. Sometimes the result is that a valuable and experienced but perhaps unhappy worker finds another career and is lost to the organization. However, the integration of personal and organizational goals also has great potential to improve productivity.

Inside this publication are tips for integrating work-life balance benefits with employee expectations.

 

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