How Important is Work-Life in Recruitment?

Looking at some of the larger job boards recently I noticed that the trend seems to be to offer a statement about the employer’s dedication to work-life and work-family support of its employees. This statement seems to be appearing in all sorts of different jobs (executive-level jobs to entry-level jobs) but work-life balance isn’t simply a Human Resources perk. It’s a lifestyle.

I spent a little time perusing several of the larger job boards recently and noticed that, no matter the job, there’s an increasing trend to offer a statement about the employer’s dedication to work-life and work-family support of its employees.

This statement sometimes comes in the job description, or is often included in the “about the company” section of the posting, but generally reads like this:

“We are pleased to offer a competitive salary along with a generous benefits package designed to support the needs of you and your family while addressing your work/life balance issues.”

For jobs across the spectrum – from executive-level jobs to entry-level jobs – this statement of commitment is being inserted in job postings with ever-increasing frequency.

You’ve read many of the studies (many of which I’ve talked about in these posts). You read the articles. You see and hear the discussions on TV, radio, and on the Net.

Work-Life balance isn’t simply a Human Resources perk. It’s a lifestyle – a way of life that’s important to all of us, and we are being heard.

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