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Business case – Making a case

Balancing business and personal needs

A successful business needs to recruit and retain talented people. The needs of businesses and individuals differ, however. A good work-life strategy balances needs and encourages synergy.

The Business Case

What your business wants:

  • Employee productivity

  • Reduction in absenteeism

  • Attraction and retention of talent

  • To become a world class employer

  • To increase numbers of women at a senior level

  • To encourage women to return to work after maternity leave

  • To improve employee health

How your business benefits from a good work-life strategy:

  • Minimal set-up costs of many flexible working provisions

  • Financial savings

  • New job creation

  • A more flexible approach to organisational change

Find out more about the business benefits

The Employee Case

What your employees want:

  • Good quality of life

  • An enjoyable work life and career progression

  • Training and development

  • Good health

  • Affordable childcare or eldercare

  • Further education

  • More money

  • Time to travel

  • Time with friends and family

  • Time to do sports and hobbies

  • Time to do voluntary work

How you benefit from supporting your employees – employees are:

  • More satisfied at work

  • More focused

  • More productive

  • More co-operative

  • Better at managing their time

Where to next?
The core elements of a work-life strategy
Develop work-life policies that are right for your businss
The business benefits of work-life balance
Corporate case studies


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