Articles About Work/Life Balance
November 30 2010 - Employees who spend most of their working week as telecommuters have greater job satisfaction than
people who are primarily office workers
June 28 2010 - Telecommuters
experience a better work/life balance than office-based employees even when working significantly longer hours
March 1 2008 - While 96% of 664 Federal employees surveyed could be teleworking, only 20% are currently doing so.
January 7 2008 - Typically, they worked
evenings, weekends, and during their commute. Many believed that their employers were responsible for creating
the situations that lead to overwork.
August 27 2007 - A study by Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Centro Latino
published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that recent Latino immigrants employed in low-wage,
non-professional jobs reported infrequent conflict between work and family.
December 8 2006 - New research has found that millions of American parents are less productive at work because they are worried about what their children are doing after school. The report, entitled After-School Worries: Tough on Parents, Bad for Business, was prepared by Catalyst, a leading non profit organization working to improve conditions for women in employment, in cooperation with the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.
September 22 2006 - A recent national survey of American registered nurses found that half reported that work chronically interfered with their home lives.
February 19 2006 - University faculty with family responsibilities
may be hiding their caregiving responsibilies to prevent biased and negative
implications on their careers.
January 15 2005 - Employee support programs are vulnerable to
elimination in times of economic downturn due to bottom-line-only decisions.
July 15 2004 - The best paid employees get the highest material benefits from working,
but it also seems that they have the richest social lives.
February 10 2004 - Employers are increasing provision of
Work/Life programs, according to results from recent Mellon research.
December 24 2003 - As holidays, hearth, and home take center stage and
working mothers try to fit gift-wrapping and card-sending into their already-crowded
schedules, the media start their annual claim that the new generation of women is turning
away from careers to care for their families. As The New York Times Magazine put it in a
recent cover story, women are "abandoning the climb and heading home."
May 24 2003 - Male and female employees are confronted with conflicts between work and family
but men who believe they have a heavy workload are more likely to leave their jobs than their
February 5 2003 - Current "family-friendly" policies may need to
be refocused to help employees balance work and home life successfully.