Small and medium sized organisations
Smaller organisations face particular challenges when introducing or improving work-life balance policies. Time and cost constraints can seem prohibitive, particularly with a smaller staff whose skills are essential.
It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire. For each question, please click the box that most closely represents what your organisation is doing, or click "none of the previous" if none apply. Do this fairly quickly and intuitively. The outcome is only of any value if you do it honestly.
At the end of each of the 4 sections your "grade" will be calculated as will your overall standing at the end of the questionnaire.Click here to begin the benchmarking questionnaire for SMEs
Ideas for small businesses:
Definition: defining work-life balance within your organisation
The business benefits: how a good work-life policy affects the bottom line
Current legislation: do you know the law?
Making a case: making and implementing a business case, ensuring that policies are right for your organisation, and dealing with common problems
Jargon buster: make sure you know your terms - from ‘annualised hoursâ€™ to ‘time sovereigntyâ€™
Benchmarking tool: find out where your business is in terms of best practice
Fact sheet: useful summary of work-life issues
FAQs: from definitions of work-life balance to the long-hours culture in the UK
Latest research: keep up-to-date with thinking on the work-life balance debate
© Work-Life balance part of The Work Foundation 2005