A framework for work-life instruments: A cross-national review

Elizabeth Anne Bardoel, Helen Louise De Cieri

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Recently there has been growing attention paid by practitioners to the need for effective measurement of the contribution of work-life management initiatives to both financial and nonfinancial performance objectives and to organizational effectiveness overall. We review a range of performance indicators, criteria, and indices that are used in a variety of countries to measure the performance of work-life initiatives. Using insights from research as a theoretical foundation, we present a framework for organizations to use when developing metrics for work-life measurement that comprise the four dimensions of planning and alignment, customization, supportive culture, and demonstrated value. Finally, we offer recommendations for research and practice related to measurement of work-life initiatives to assist scholars, managers, employees, and communities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635 - 659
Number of pages25
JournalHuman Resource Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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