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Presenting a “career-life balance” approach to the work-life balance issue

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Wickham, M and Fishwick, S (2008) Presenting a “career-life balance” approach to the work-life balance issue. International Review of Business Research Papers, 4 (5). pp. 87-96. ISSN 1832-9543

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Abstract

The effective management of employees’ work-life balance (WLB) requires organisations to recognise and account for the array of work and non-work roles that impact their employees’ working-lives. Despite the literary attention given to the ‘worklife balance’ in recent years, however, contemporary researchers still note the concept’s inadequacy both in terms of its definition and administration. Research suggests that inorder to manage the WLB effectively, human resource managers should consider better representing the employees’ perspective in their management of the WLB. This paper attempts to facilitate this through the conceptualisation of a Career-Life Balance Impact Audit. Such an audit would provide employees with an avenue to express their WLB needs and career aspirations formally with their employer, and provide a firm with a potentially powerful basis upon which to implement their job evaluation/design and performance management processes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Work-Life Balance
Journal or Publication Title: International Review of Business Research Papers
Page Range: pp. 87-96
ISSN: 1832-9543
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2008 01:33
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:53
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8067
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