Work Life Balance

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& HR PERSPECTIVE Presented By:- Kumar Lav SBS 932129 PGDM (HR) – IV SEM “If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul”, Logan P.Smith. Work-life balance is a broad concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) on one hand and "life" (Health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development) on the other. Related, though broader, terms include "lifestyle balance" and "life balance". History The expression was first used in the late 1970s to describe the balance between an individual 's work and personal life. In the United States, this phrase was first used in 1986.…show more content…
Research by Kenexa Research Institute shows that those employees who were more favorable toward their organization’s efforts to support work-life balance also indicated a much lower intent to leave the organization, greater pride in their organization, a willingness to recommend it as a place to work and higher overall job satisfaction. Employers can offer a range of different programs and initiatives, such as flexible working arrangements in the form of part time, casual and telecommuting work. More proactive employers can provide compulsory leave, strict maximum hours and foster an environment that encourages employees not to continue working after hours. It is generally only highly skilled workers that can enjoy such benefits as written in their contracts, although many professional fields would not go so far as to discourage workaholic behaviour. Unskilled workers will almost always have to rely on bare minimum legal requirements. The legal requirements are low in many countries, in particular, the United States. In contrast, the European Union has gone quite far in assuring a legal work-life balance framework, for example pertaining to parental leave and the non-discrimination of part-time workers. Helping Employees Maintain Work/Life Balance Helping your employees maintain

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