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Monday, May 12, 2008

Best Gift for Mom: Work-Life Balance

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and it was a big day for flowers, chocolates and nice dinners out. But what do moms really want? Work-life balance.

According to an article on a work-life balance survey published on the website of the Society for Human Resource Management:

• 43 percent of working mothers would be willing to take a pay cut if it meant they could spend more time with their children.

• 34 percent of those who would take a pay cut would be willing to give up 10 percent or more of their salaries.

• 51 percent of working mothers with more than one source of income would leave their job if their spouse or significant other made enough money to support the entire family.

That’s all worth keeping in mind as you look ahead to your wellness programs. Flexible work programs, time off for family needs, the ability to work from home—all can go a long way to keep employees happy and productive.

Here’s a good article on work-life balance from HR News.

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