Employers and work-life balance


 
BenchmarkingLatest researchJargon busterLegislationOpinionsNews ArchiveContact usUseful links

Business case – Latest research

Alphabetical listing Research by subject Research by different audience
 
K
N
V
X
Y
Z


M

Making childcare work: changing childcare for a better work-life balance
Daycare Trust, March 2003
ISBN: 1-87108-866-2
Short report on state of childcare provision and up-take by working parents. Outlines policy aspirations for improvement to access and quality of childcare for working parents. Available to purchase from Daycare Trust.
Subject: work-life balance
Audience: policy makers

Management Agenda (The)
Horsham: Roffey Park Management Institute
Annual overview of managers’ opinions on employment issues and the challenges that they face at work. Research findings divided into five main themes; organisational change; organisational life; organisational culture; the employee deal and working across boundaries, such as e-business. Statistics cited throughout.
Subject: business performance
Audience: academic

Managing special leave
London, Work Foundation, The, June 2002
Managing Best Practice Series
Survey includes: policies on special leave, leave for public duties, medical activities, domestic activities, overseas visits and lengthy holidays. Also includes policy on family sickness leave, bereavement, moving house and study leave. Approach to leave for activities concerned with professional associations.
Subjects: flexible working arrangements
Audience: employer support

Married to the Job?
London: Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, June 2001
Survey explores the impact of working long hours on relationships with family, friends and work colleagues. Available as a free document on CIPD website, once registered as a guest.
Subject: work life balance
Audience: academic

Maximising attendance
London , Work Foundation, The. August 2002
Managing Best Practice Series
Survey includes: Absence rates, main causes of absence, extent of absence recording, cost of absence. Flexible working practices and do they reduce absenteeism.
Subjects: absence
Audience: employer support

Top

 

O
Organisations, careers and caring
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Subject: Work-life balance
Audience: policy maker, employer

Top

 

 

P
Parental leave: a guide for employers and employees
London, Department of Trade and Industry, April 2002
Booklet providing details of employment law on the right to parental leave, as of 10 January 2002. Chapters cover: the minimum standard for parental leave; making arrangements in the workplace to support parental leave; the fallback scheme; protection from detriment and dismissal; enforcement through employment tribunals; other help and further information.
Subjects: family friendly
Audience: employer support/self help

Perspectives on the Study of Work-Life Balance
A Discussion Paper Prepared for the 2001 ENOP Symposium, Paris, March 29-31 by Professor David Guest of The Management Centre, King’s College, London.
Subject: work life balance
Audience: academic

Top

 

 

Q
Quality of Life in the City: A Report on Work-Life Balance in the City of London
London: Parents at Work 2001
Research into whether maintaining personal work-life balance is an issue for City workers.
Subject: work life balance
Audience: employer support

Quality of women’s work and employment: tools for change
Dublin , European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, December 2002
ISBN: 9-28970-206-0
Report on how EU member states have been improving the participation rates of women in the labour market. However, this report attempts to move beyond mere numbers to address the issue of the quality of work, and outcomes, for women. The Foundation proposes some tools and strategies to improve the quality of women’s working lives
Subjects: diversity
Audience: academic

Top

 

 

R
Reflections on the Integration of Paid Work with the rest of life
Suzan Lewis, Rhona Rapoport and Richenda Gambles
Paper looking at why societies seem stuck about how to make equitable, satisfactory and sustainable changes in the ways in which paid work can be combined with the rest of life. It examines why work-personal life integration issues have become so pressing and reflects on implications for working towards more fundamental changes.
www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/wfnetwork/loppr/reflections.pdf
Subject: work-life balance
Audience: academic

Research on Work-Related Stress
Luxembourg: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2002
ISBN: 9282892557
Comprehensive report on work-related stress in the EU.
Subject: stress
Audience: academic

Running around in circles: coordinating childcare, education and work
London: Policy Press in association with Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Looking at the implications for policy and employers of how parents co-ordinate the childcare and educational needs of their children with their own working arrangements.
Subject: work-life balance
Audience: policy-maker

Top

 

 

S
Second Work-Life Balance Study: Results from the Employers’ Survey
National Centre for Social Research
Results from the second survey of employer views and practice on work-life balance.
Subject: Work-life balance
Audience: Employer, policy maker

Second Work-Life Balance Study: Results from the Employees’ Survey
Results from the second survey of employee views on work-life balance.
Subject: Work-life balance
Audience: policy maker

Sex and power: who runs Britain?
Equal Opportunities Commission
Research into gender equality in the public arena
Subject: Diversity
Audience: policy maker, employer

State of the nation on sex equality: annual report 2002 – 03
London, Equal Opportunities Commission, London, July 2003
ISBN 1 84206 083 X
Equal Opportunities Commission’s (EOC) annual report, which includes the EOC’s first “state of the nation” report on sex equality in Great Britain, setting out goals for sex equality and progress made towards them. Issues addressed include: equal value of women and men; sharing of caring roles; service provision and EOC iniatives.
Subject: diversity
Audience: Policy maker

Sticky Floors & Cement Ceilings: Women in Non-Managerial Roles in the UK
London: Opportunity Now, 2002
Report looks at barriers to women working at non-managerial levels in organisations, an often-overlooked pool of talent.
Subject: diversity
Audience: employer support

Stress: Research on Work-Related Stress
Luxembourg: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2002
ISBN: 9282892557
Comprehensive report on work-related stress in the EU.
Subject: stress
Audience: academic

Stress: Tackling stress at work: a trade unionists guide
London, Labour Research Department Publications Ltd
ISBN: 1-90054-476-8
An overview of the reported extent and causes of stress in the workplace. Provides a legal framework, with reference to specific legislation. Provides guidance on how to combat stress at work, both the employers’ responsibilities and how the trade union rep can assist. Includes the TUC stress MOT model.
Subjects: stress
Audience: self help

Top

K
L
N
O
V
X
Y
Z

Contact Us - [email protected] | © Work-Life balance part of The Work Foundation 2005