The Usage And Effect On Employee Performance Essay

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Work-Family Practices:
The Usage and Effect on Employee Performance
Facts and Statistics
● Employers turn to flexible scheduling for recruitment and employee retention in workplaces with labor shortages. They also use this as a method to increase productivity, and job satisfaction (Golden, 2001).
● Women with a college degree are about 1.3 times more likely to have access to a flexible work schedule (Glauber, 2011).
● Men and women who work in public sectors, and are not unionized, do not have access to flexible work schedules (Glauber, 2011).
● According to studies, flextime can be seen as the most highly valued practice, whereas the childcare subsidy is the least valued practice (Haar, 2004).
● Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), passed in 1993, provides eligible employees with a job protected, 12 week unpaid leave, for medical reasons, such as childbirth, or to care for a spouse or child experiencing a serious health condition, etc. (United States Department of Labor, n.d.).
○ In 2015, in a Supreme Court’s decision, same-sex marriages are now covered (United States Department of Labor, n.d.).
● In Chapter 4, the authors state, “68 percent of HR professionals believe employee’s well-being and family life is improved by flexible work schedules” (Mathis et al., 2014).
● The value employees placed on the paid parental leave practice had a statistically significant and positive relationship with normative commitment (Haar, 2004).

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