A significant component of an employee’s well-being in today’s world is the ability to maintain a

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A significant component of an employee’s well-being in today’s world is the ability to maintain a healthy balance between their profession and family life. As the prevalence of dual income families has increased, so has the idea of maintaining the responsibilities at home, as well as, ensuring one is productive at work. The attainment of work-life balance continues to be a prominent standard not only for employees in the workforce, but also for the organizations that employ them (McMillan, Morris, & Atchley, 2011). Work/life concerns are dominant across all cultures and can involve individuals of every gender, occupation, income level, and age. Moreover, in the 2007 SHRM Job Satisfaction Survey Report, “flexibility to balance life and…show more content…
However, in the absence of balance, most commonly known as work-family conflict, research shows it has been linked to higher turnover intention and sickness absence, in addition to, lower productivity. A large percentage of an individual’s time is spent at work which constitutes as a significant aspect of their life. As a result, their well-being can be greatly affected due to their experiences at work and their experiences/behaviors at home. Once an employee recognizes an imbalance between their work and personal life, they are more likely to experience higher levels of stress and depression. Because work-life balance is a broad topic area, it is vital for human resource practitioner’s to develop a conceptual understanding of its various constructs. With that, they will be better equipped with the knowledge to develop appropriate interventions for both employees and organizations. The work-life interface is a dynamic and complex subject that involves a number of different components. What's more, work-family balance has been defined inconsistently across research. Generally, most researchers view work-family balance as the absence of work-family conflict. More specifically, work-family balance has been defined as “the extent to which individuals are equally engaged in and equally
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