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More Workers Than You Realize Are Caregivers
One in six U.S. employees are, according to a 2015 AARP report, spending an average of more than 20 hours per week providing assistance of some kind to a friend or relative, according to this article by the Society for Human Resource Management or SHRM. Learn how employers can better support workers who are care giving for others outside of work.
The Work-Life Imbalance Report (Workfront, April 2015)
This survey was conducted online within the United States between February 3-5, 2015 among 2,016 adults (aged 18 and over), among whom 610 were employed full time in a typical 9-5 schedule, by Harris Poll on behalf of Workfront via its Quick Query omnibus product.
Balancing Work and Caregiving
AARP's Amy Goyer, one of the 61 percent of caregivers age 50+ that also work, offers advice.
Working Conditions in the United States Results of the 2015 American Working Conditions Survey
This report introduces the American Working Conditions Survey (AWCS), a survey of individuals designed to collect detailed information on a broad range of working conditions in the American workplace.
Work-Family Conflict, Family-Supportive Supervisor Behaviors (FSSB), and Sleep Outcomes
This study, performed by Tori L. Crain, Leslie B. Hammer, and Orfeu M. Buxton, evaluated the relationships among work-family conflict, FSSB, and sleep outcomes within the COR framework.
Supporting Employees with Eldercare Needs: What Employers Can Do
Adapted from Neal, M. B. Chapman, N.J. Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Emlen, A.C. (1993). Balancing Work and Caregiving for Children, Adults, and Elders, 2001.
Source: National Caregivers Library
Perception, Work-Life Balance Key Factors in Workplace Safety, Study Says
Companies that run in a smooth and effective manner and have minimal constraints on worker performance can decrease injuries by 38 percent as worker opinions improve, according to survey results.
Workplace Flexibility Case Studies
Case studies on various workplace flexibility arrangements are reviewed as provided by the Sloan Work and Family Network.
Source: Work and Family Research Network
CCOHS OSH Answers: Work/Life Balance
here are often two main aspects associated with work/life balance – the first is lack of time and scheduling conflicts, and the other is feeling overwhelmed, overloaded or stressed by the pressures of multiple roles.