ERIC Number: ED391129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Work and Family: The Crucial Balance = Travail et la Famille: Un Equilibre Delicat.
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, Toronto.; Ontario Women's Directorate, Toronto.
The dynamics of the Canadian workforce have changed. Demographic, social and employment trends, coupled with the changing face of the Canadian family, will increasingly challenge business and industry in the '90s. This practical resource guide for employers explores the changing relationship between family and paid work, and how that new relationship affects organizations and employers. It examines various flexible working arrangements employers may wish to consider, as well as a range of benefits, programs and services which can help employees balance work and family priorities. A number of pragmatic issues affecting the implementation of any family- based option are also reviewed. It shows how leading companies have developed strategies to benefit from these changes. Chapters are: (1) The New Dynamics of the Workplace; (2) The Changing Face of the Family; (3) Planning for Change; (4) Flexible Working Arrangements; and (5) Benefits and Services. Additional information includes: Where to find help; employer/employee benefits; a checklist for employers; and work and family fact sheet. Contains a 31-item bibliography and 53 endnotes. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employer Employee Relationship, Employers, Employment Practices, Family Work Relationship, Flexible Working Hours, Foreign Countries, Organizational Change, Quality of Working Life, Work Environment
Ontario Women's Directorate, 2 Carlton Street, 12th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2M9, Canada, (English: ISBN-0-7729-8304-6, free; French: ISBN-07729-7597-3, free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, Toronto.; Ontario Women's Directorate, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada