Want to sort out your employees’ work-life balance? We’ve sifted out the
sites that will get you started
Childcare is an omnipresent issue when it comes to discussing work-life balance
and the Daycare Childcare charity, which has been campaigning since 1980, is an
essential bookmark for HR professionals who want to support employees needing
advice. You can join the trust online.
Work-life balance is for everyone says this commendable section of DfEE’s site.
It features a good practice guide, case studies, news on the work-life balance
movement and key facts and research. You can also find out more about the
Employer of the Year Awards.
Employers for Work-Life Balance
An alliance of business leaders who believe the introduction of work-life
balance policies have benefited their organisations are the people behind this
group. Find out who they are and what they stand for here. You can also
download a work-life balance manual and the site is a good source of case
studies and analysis.
Well-rounded print publication and website dedicated to flexible ways of
working. Offers access to reports, studies and surveys on all related topics
and work-life balance is constantly under discussion. Has an active online
forum as well as an excellent and well-ordered set of links to related sites.
The Industrial Society is a huge champion of work-life balance and with Will
Hutton at the helm, these issues have been driven to the fore over the past 18
months. Find plenty of stimulating writing and reports on the subject, as well
as latest news.
International Workplace Studies Programme
Alternative office and integrated workplace strategies are the hot topics on
the influential US university’s programme. Research aims to give companies a
competitive advantage via a better understanding of how innovative workplace
strategies contribute to the effectiveness of an organisation or an individual.
Join this campaigning organisation’s 21st Century Gold Club and it’ll help
publicise and support your commitment to promoting work-life balance at your
company. There’s plenty of advice here and membership entitles you to be
involved in discussions on best practices, offers discounts on various
publications and a quarterly newsletter. The organisation also has good
Parents at Work
"Parenthood and employment are often in conflict," claims this
excellent site, adding that such a situation is "counterproductive and
must change". It has advice for parents and employees and, usefully, you
can download summaries or longer versions of its reports and research. It also
runs a Best Boss and Employer of the Year Awards
A global learning and research network which aims to bring together people and
knowledge to disseminate advice on best practices in the workplace. The
relationship between the workplace and how business performs is constantly
under discussion and it holds seminars, online discussions and commissions
papers and reports.