Work-Life Balance

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When Work Works Winners Get Creative with Time-Off and Teambuilding 


January 10, 2018



Balancing work and family responsibilities has become increasingly difficult in the modern workplace, as advanced technology, economic concerns and societal pressures make it hard for people to keep job and home separate. October was designated as National Work and Family Month by the U.S. Senate in 2003. This month is a good time for HR professionals to reflect and consider innovation with programs to help reconcile work-life issues.

October 2, 2017



Many of us Americans don’t know how to take true summer breaks.

When you work at a global company, you likely know this anecdotally. You notice that colleagues based in cities ranging from Toronto to Berlin take at least two weeks, and sometimes a month. They also holiday at other times of they year, such as significant holidays.

September 19, 2016


This month’s Pulse probe revolves around what do you do to re-charge and re-fresh beyond your day-job?  I enjoy reading how others find a life outside work to gain a sense of balance.

As members and leaders within the HR Community, we need you to be rested and ready to go each day.  You are role models in balance.  As the flight attendants remind us in travel, we must first take care of ourselves before we can care for others.

February 8, 2016

By show of hands, does your employer care about your work-life balance?

Okay, wait. I can’t see whether you’re showing your hand.

By commenting below, please indicate whether your employer encourages you to achieve and maintain work-life balance.

January 28, 2016

Nearly all employees desire work-life fit. Take Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan who in taking the job as Speaker of the House recently requested the option to spend less time on the road and more time with his family.

November 4, 2015

Is a Four-Day Workweek the Answer?

News Updates
September 25, 2015

From CEOs to Gen Y Dads, Finding Work-Life Balance is Critical

News Updates
September 10, 2015


The “Nine to Five” has long ago been replaced by the “Eight to Six” and the “Seven to Nine”. Technology is making it easier for us to worker longer hours, both in the office and at home (or on vacation too), but are we getting more done? Is this work providing us with a better life? We are being psychologically pushed towards working increasingly longer days and weeks while the mounting body of evidence is telling us to do the opposite.

Trading Sleep for More Work and Health Problems

February 25, 2015



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Package Deal: Working Couples Blur Home, Work Life

Employers seek out couples who create careers out of working together.

By Kathy Gurchiek  2/12/2015

News Updates
February 13, 2015


It came, it went, and few Americans probably even noticed.

“It” was National Workaholics Day—yes, a holiday of sorts, memorialized every July 5.

Is it celebrated? Not really. It’s more of a sober reminder that workaholism, like any addiction, can jeopardize health, home lives and—eventually—productivity and a company’s bottom line.

News Updates
September 1, 2014


By Lisa Horn (@SHRMLobbystLisa), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Director of Congressional Affairs and SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative

August 27, 2014

California earns an A-; 17 states get an F

It’s pretty sweet to be a working parent in California, which a decade ago adopted the nation’s first paid family leave law. It might not be so great to have kids and a job in Oklahoma, which hasn’t a single benefit or program to support families before and after the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child.

News Updates
July 15, 2014
Today is Valentine’s Day. It’s that one time a year where we buy cards, chocolates, flowers, cheesy teddy bears and pajamagrams for our loved ones and dazzle them with romance. It’s also the time of year when we see career articles comparing our jobs to a successful romantic relationship. They point out all the similarities a career and a relationship have. And while there are some similarities on the surface, a career is nothing like a relationship, or at least a relationship that matters to you.
February 14, 2014

According to a recent poll, 73‑percent of workers value flexibility in looking for a job (or staying in a job).

Employers, in their self-interest, need to help employees with work life challenges.  But that is easier said than done.

This blog addresses some of the rarely discussed issues when it comes to work-life challenges.

1.   Nomenclature

November 4, 2013

The When Work Works initiative administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognize exemplary employers for using flexibility as part of an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.

October 29, 2013

Follow the conversation as the Society for Human Resource Management and the Families and Work Institute host a discussion about flexible and effective workplaces during "Transformational Workplaces: Making Work Work in a 24/7 Global Economy" Oct. 29-30 in San Francisco.  This Storify will be updated continuously thoughout the conference.


October 25, 2013

You’ve probably heard the stories in the news: Americans aren’t using much vacation time these days, either because of economic concerns or the fact that they’re worried about job security and don’t want to be away from the office for too long.

News Updates
September 9, 2013

On September 4, @weknownext chatted with special guest Kyra Cavanaugh (@lifemeetswork) about Building Effective Workplaces.

In case you missed it, here are all of the great tweets from the chat...


September 4, 2013