The Government’s work-life checklist for employers

• Recognise that effective practices benefit both organisation and employees

• Acknowledge individuals work best when they achieve an appropriate balance between work and all other aspects of their lives

• Highlight joint responsibility to discuss workable solutions

• Develop appropriate policies and practical responses that meet specific needs or an organisation: fairness and consistency, valuing employees for their contribution to business, monitoring and evaluation

• Communicate commitment to work-life strategies

• Demonstrate leadership from top and encourage managers to lead by example.

Source: DfEE Creating a Work-Life Balance: A good practice guide for employers

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