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The problem and the solution. Human resource development (HRD) and work/life share several goals. Both are concerned with ensuring workers are effective and with the “business case” justifying their efforts within organizations. This article develops insights for HRD professionals by drawing...
The problem and the solution. Work—family scholarly research is often dominated by a conflict perspective. In this study, employees of a large multinational corporation were asked to describe the positive influences of their work life on their home life and vice versa. Participants most...
The problem and the solution. Employers who are interested in reducing employee conflict between work and family may develop work—life initiatives to help them better manage their work—family stress. In this article, the authors examine ways in which human resources development (HRD)...
The problem and the solution. In light of research suggesting significant links between social support and human resource outcomes, managers have become increasingly concerned with how to develop social support. One solution is to examine the experiences of a group of employees with extremely...
The problem and the solution. Many employees face work—life conflicts and time deficits that negatively affect their health, well-being, effectiveness on the job, and organizational commitment. Many organizations have adopted flexible work arrangements but not all of them increase schedule...
The problem and the solution. Systematic theorizing about work—family balance has not kept pace with interest, which undermines organizations' abilities to effectively monitor work—family balance and to use work—family balance strategically. The goal of this article is to develop a better...
The problem and the solution. Working adults report they experience greater challenges today in their ability to be productive employees, experience personal and interpersonal health and well-being, and make meaningful contributions as citizens to their respective communities. By better...
The problem and the solution. To assist employees in their pursuit of balance, human resource development practitioners must recognize that different family types face different challenges and require different approaches to promoting work—family balance. Early research in this area defined...
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