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Work-Life Balance in Great Companies and Pending Issues for Engaging New Generations at Work

Business Organization and Sociology Department, School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(24), 5122; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16245122
Received: 4 November 2019 / Revised: 11 December 2019 / Accepted: 12 December 2019 / Published: 15 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Workplace Health and Wellbeing 2019)
The changing nature of employment and work causes new demands in society, such as work-life balance, that has emerged in labor relations as an important aspect of a healthy work environment. In this context, Best Companies to Work for are a reference in caring for their staff, and it is well known that new generations—that frequently use the Internet to be informed—are making their decisions as job seekers by checking and comparing corporate websites. In order to learn from the best companies, but also to discover what could be improved by identifying the gaps, this study observes the current work-life balance practices in the last Best Companies to Work for awarded by Fortune. The main contribution of this work is the development of a weighted index for benchmarking purposes considering the preferences of new generations at work. The study demonstrates that the best companies still report low levels of work-life balance information. The main implication drawn from the study, due the requirements of new generations at work and the rapidly emerging field of e-recruiting, is the need for human resource departments to fit work and personal life in a fluid way, while maintaining a healthy balance. It is also recommended for companies to improve their disclosure of work-life practices on line for attracting talent from Millennials and Generation Z. View Full-Text
Keywords: work-life balance; best companies to work; web recruitment contents; new generation at work; millennials; generation Z; generational diversity work-life balance; best companies to work; web recruitment contents; new generation at work; millennials; generation Z; generational diversity
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Sánchez-Hernández, M.I.; González-López, Ó.R.; Buenadicha-Mateos, M.; Tato-Jiménez, J.L. Work-Life Balance in Great Companies and Pending Issues for Engaging New Generations at Work. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 5122. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16245122

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Sánchez-Hernández MI, González-López ÓR, Buenadicha-Mateos M, Tato-Jiménez JL. Work-Life Balance in Great Companies and Pending Issues for Engaging New Generations at Work. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(24):5122. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16245122

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Sánchez-Hernández, M. Isabel, Óscar Rodrigo González-López, María Buenadicha-Mateos, and Juan Luis Tato-Jiménez. 2019. "Work-Life Balance in Great Companies and Pending Issues for Engaging New Generations at Work" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, no. 24: 5122. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16245122

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