Tag: Work/ Life Balance

Finding work-life balance in a workforce with diverse needs

by Tammy Binford Work-life balance gets a lot of buzz in the workplace. Everyone is concerned about being productive at work while saving time for other important parts of life. Just the term work-life balance can invoke an image of employees teetering on a tightrope, with career, family, friends, hobbies, and other interests pulling from […]

Company Cabins Provide Opportunities For Affordable Family Getaways

For many employees, there’s nothing like a week in the mountains to spend time with their family and recharge—especially when the vacation is on the company’s tab. For nearly half a century, Freese and Nichols, Inc., (www.freese.com) has owned a cabin in Red River, New Mexico, and made it available to employees to use for […]

Culture of Fun, Teamwork, Social Activities Help Employees Feel Connected to Company

Ghosts and goblins fill the halls of Lois Paul & Partners (LP&P) for the annual Halloween party, but employees’ children will not be the only ones decked out in costumes. Each year, the Boston-based public relations agency invites employees to bring their children in costume to visit the office, participate in a “Halloween Parade,” and […]

Hot List: Bestselling “Work Life Balance” Books on Amazon.com

Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, this Monday morning, July 26, in the “Work Life Balance” subsection of the “Business Life” section in the “Business and Investing” category. 1. The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key […]

Adopt a Formal Flextime Policy

Employment law attorney Robert P. Tinnin, Jr., answers an HR practitioner’s question about improving a flextime program that has become unmanageable.

Reducing Personnel Costs and Helping Workers Have Work-life Balance

by Sarah McAdams For some companies, layoffs will be inevitable. If your company is part of that “some,” of course you’ll do everything you can before conceding that a workforce reduction is the only option. Just make sure that “everything” includes exploring a potential work-life balance solution. That’s right, even in this bleak economy when […]

Pets in the Office

(Updated April 15, 2009) by Hillary J. Collyer With all the recent press about America’s new first dog, Bo Obama, we thought it would be timely to address the issue of pets in the workplace — after all, the White House isn’t just the country’s most famous residence, it’s also a workplace. According to the […]

Flexible Workplace Programs Promote Work-Life Balance

“Work-life balance” is one of the most popular HR buzz phrases. Yet until a few years ago, work-life concerns were relatively unheard of. Nontraditional workplace and scheduling alternatives like working from home were considered a perk available to a fortunate few or as a temporary accommodation for a stressed-out employee. Employer programs like the flexible […]