There are a number of articles in the press today about work/life balance and the benefits that good worklife balance provides to companies. For example the Business Times
covers a story about Gin Huat,
a firm that provided a family care room so staff with childcare difficultues could bring children to work, it also allows some staff to work out of the office. As a result the company has seen a 20% fall in staff turnover. Other stories in the media however, aren't so positive. This article at the Online Citizen
reports on an employee called Nur who needs to leave work at 5.30pm rather than 6pm t oensure she can make her dialysis appointments. “They told me that since I cannot be around all the time they cannot extend my contract" the articlestates. Much positive, but still far to go!