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Work-life balance not a priority for many organizations, according to Monster survey

Available Online http://pr.monsterworldwide.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=...
Publication Date November 7, 2007
Author Monster.com
Source Monster Worldwide Website
Source Type Press Release
Summary

Focuses on the results of a new Monster survey. According to the online survey, 89% of employee respondents indicated that work-life balance programs were important when evaluating job opportunities. However, only close to 50% of human resource professionals indicated that work-life balance initiatives were a priority for the company, and only 49% of these HR professionals believe that work-life balance programs are a significant draw for top candidates. In addition, only 29% of employee respondents viewed their current employer’s work-life balance programs favorably, and in fact 58% of respondents indicated that their employer encouraged working too much. Thus, organizations can increase the attractiveness of their organizations to potential job candidates by developing, supporting, and actively promoting work-life balance initiatives.

Keywords Work-life balance, Monster.com, employee attraction
Reference

Monster.com (2007, November 7). Work-life balance not a priority for many organizations, according to Monster survey. Monster Worldwide [Online]. Retrieved November 13, 2007, from pr.monsterworldwide.com.

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