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Positive Effects


  • An increased sense of loyalty amongst their employees as a result of the advancement of work life balance policies.
  • Improved productivity amongst staff, reduced absenteeism and increased attractiveness of the organisation for potential employees.
  • The retention of key staff who would otherwise have been forced to leave their organisation. This assisted in retaining an experienced and knowledgeable work force and consequently cut recruitment costs.
  • An unexpected advantage of the introduction of home working for a pilot group of employees, was that this technology could also be used by employees while travelling - which meant that they did not have to spend as much time catching up on their return to the work.
  • All the organisations funded indicated that they plan to continue the project or extend work life balance initiatives within the organisation.
  • Through reducing the effect of employees' worries by the introduction of counselling for individuals suffering from stress whether or not the stress originates in the workplace, one organisation benefited from improved performance at work.
  • Assisting people to create a better balance in their lives significantly reduced absenteeism which in turn reduced the need for other staff to cover shifts at short notice in one organisation. Shift cover at short notice was identified as a major cause of dissatisfaction, stress and changing jobs amongst staff in this organisation.
  • Overall, many employees quality of life improved.