Work-Life Programs

  • Charlene M. L. RoachEmail author
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Brief Definition or Concept Description of Work-Life Programs

Work-life programs is a concept that has evolved to include the challenges men and women encounter in harmonizing paid work with other components of their lives. The term work-life programs is linked with more humane approaches in contemporary societies to engage all categories of employees as a result of the challenges they experience to synchronize paid work activities and those that fall outside of paid work (Berg et al. 2014).


This chapter focuses on the range of work-life programs that are designed to address the multifaceted needs of employees to balance their work and personal lives. It highlights the significance of these programs in light of the historical changes in the landscape of work. It examines their impacts on many levels and...


Human Resource Management Supportive Organizational Perception Employee Assistance Program Flexible Work Schedule Human Resource Management Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social SciencesThe University of the West IndiesSt. AugustineTrinidad and Tobago