Work Life Balance

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Abstract In this essay we have highlighted a key aspect of human resource management which is work life balance and its contribution to strategic human resource management. We have gone through a number of aspects such as the economic factors, lawsuit fittings, personal relations and a number of examples stating the experiences of the companies, rebound to resent the proper implementation and value of the work life balance aspect of strategic human resource management. Previous records of how people used to perceive work has been compared to date, that the times are changing and that the employees call the shots now. Examples of rallies displayed worldwide have been stated. Some of the common methods to enhance work life balance have also been mentioned. In connection to all the evidence presented in our essay we have linked the importance of strategic human resource management to work life balance. According to Work-Life balance part of The Work Foundation, “Work-life balance is about people having a measure of control over when, where and how they work. It is achieved when an individual's right to a fulfilled life inside and outside paid work is accepted and respected as the norm, to the mutual benefit of the individual, business and society.”, Work-Life balance (2005). While quality of life may describe a person or group's standard of living, environment, public health and safety, and general surroundings, the quality of a person's work life encompasses things that affect their well-being during the working day, such as salary and benefits, facilities, the potential for advancement, and work/life balance (Brian & Norman, 2007). Finding a fulfilling career can be difficult for some. Maintaining a sense of meaning and purpose in one’s work over the lifespan can also be difficult for some. Perhaps an even greater challenge to more people is
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