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‘Fit for purpose?’ – Current controversies in WLB research and practice.

Kinman, G, Kossek, E and McDowall, A (2013) ‘Fit for purpose?’ – Current controversies in WLB research and practice. In: Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, British Psychological Society, 2013-01-09 - 2013-01-11, Chester UK.

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This interactive panel session will debate current controversies in work-life balance (WLB) research and practice. Leading experts from different disciplines, and practitioners and employers and representatives of not-for-profit organisations with an interest in the field will participate. In the UK, in particular, the topic of WLB has become increasingly popularised and confounded with lifestyle issues, with “tips” and “advice” provided from a wide range of sources that are not necessarily informed by sound evidence. Current debates are also highly polarised, with firm “positions” being adopted by different stakeholders such as trade unions, employers and HR professionals. There is a strong need to review and debate issues fundamental to WLB research from the perspectives of various stakeholders in order to achieve the aim of developing inclusive and workable interventions to help employees manage the work-home interface more effectively.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
Kinman, G
Kossek, E
McDowall, A
Date : 2013
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Feb 2017 12:44
Last Modified : 16 Feb 2017 12:44

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