Work-Life Considerations for Job Seekers

 Work-Life balance is something that often tends to be our deciding factor when looking for a company to work for.  If work-life balance is at the top or near the top of your list there are some things you should be looking for when checking out prospective companies.  Read How to Ask About Flexible Hours Without Derailing Your Candidacy in the Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com to see how you can find answers without ruffling too many feathers.

Work-life balance ranks high on our lists of deciding factors when looking for companies to work for.What should you look for in a company when Work-Life Balance is at or near the top of your list?

Determine if work-life balance is supported by attitudes and corporate culture at all levels of the organization or is simply a Human Resources department directive.

  • Ask about employees who are currently flexing their schedules and/or telecommuting.

  • Find examples of employees in each stage of their careers making use of such options, especially at the upper levels.

  • Look at the numbers of men vs. women engaged in work-life balance situations.

  • Check company manuals, publications, and employee handbooks.

How will you find answers to all of your questions without ruffling too many feathers?

Read How to Ask About Flexible Hours Without Derailing Your Candidacy in the Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com.

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