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Work Life Balance Practices and their impact on Employee Engagement & Turnover intention: A study of employees in the further education and training sector in Ireland

Waclawska, Iwona (2018) Work Life Balance Practices and their impact on Employee Engagement & Turnover intention: A study of employees in the further education and training sector in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Work life balance practices are one of the key topics on HR agenda and are widely discussed by the scholar academics, employers and governments in the recent years.

Increased interest in this area is caused by the fast pace of technological innovations, globalization and growing concerns over unbalanced work-family relationships that may adversely influence health and performance outcomes for organizations and individuals.

The literature review presented in this study shows that work life balance programmes have multiple benefits for employees and organizations. They have bearing on job satisfaction, better productivity and improved retention. They also induce employee loyalty, engagement, commitment and support high performance culture. Companies encouraging use of work life balance policies to accommodate non- work activities in other life domains achieve better motivation from staff, reduced absenteeism rates and face lower recruitment and training costs in the organizational life cycle.

This paper seeks to examine effects of WLB practices on employee engagement and turnover intension in Further Education and Training sector in Ireland. It has been discovered that there is a gap in the literature that would specifically focus on Irish FET sector playing a significant role in the growth of Irish economy and business enterprises.

The author decided to use quantitative research methods for this study. Designated questionnaire was disseminated to a sample population comprised of female and male employees, single or in relationship, with or without children across all departments and grades within organization. Three scales deployed in the questionnaire are fully reliable instruments identified and adopted by the author following exhaustive validated research.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Staff Turnover
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 10:51
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 10:51
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3306

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