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MANAGING
THE WORKPLACE

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

What You Need To Know

Work-life balance is the ability of employees to balance the needs of their work with other needs in their lives. It does not mean dividing an employee’s time in half between their home and professional lives.

What may work for one employee may not work for another due to differences in work, home lives, interests, stress. etc.

Some indicators of a problem in the workplace are:

Why You Need To Know

The annual financial loss from employees trying to balance work and family obligations is estimated at $2.7 billion in Canada. This estimate includes lost time due to stress, medical leave, dealing with dependents, and other family responsibilities.

What You Need To Do

Some solutions to increase work-life balance in your workplace include:

Domestic Violence Can Negatively Impact Employee at Work

It has been said that domestic violence doesn’t stay home when its victims go to work. Family violence can enter the workplace when an abuser attempts to harass, stalk, threaten, or injure a victim at work.  If you suspect that an employee is in a domestic violence situation you should read the “Addressing Family Violence: A Guide for PEI Workplaces.”  It is a free resource for employers.

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