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Presented at ASTD ICE 2008. 85% of employees worldwide desire greater worklife balance. Explore 5 categories of work life balance programs companies are using to gain a competitive edge in employee ...

Presented at ASTD ICE 2008. 85% of employees worldwide desire greater worklife balance. Explore 5 categories of work life balance programs companies are using to gain a competitive edge in employee recruitment and retention. Includes a blueprint to uncover gaps in your strategy and identify ways to fix them.

Audio from live presentation available at iPlaybackASTD.com, session W107.

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    Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful WLB Strategy Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful WLB Strategy Presentation Transcript

    • Session W107 Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy Michelle Sterling building b solutions Scottsdale, Arizona June 4, 2008
    • Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • Create a blueprint for a relevant work life balance curriculum that produces measurable results
      • Leverage the appropriate organizational partnerships to identify needs, determine objectives, develop content, and measure success
      Objectives
      • Australia
      • 75% satisfied…but more “feel anxious”
      • WorkChoices
      • Australian Work + Life Index (AWALI)
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • United Kingdom
      • “Work and Life: How Business is Striking the Right Balance” by the British Chambers of Commerce
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • Europe
      • “The Future of HR in Europe: Key Challenges Through 2015” by the Boston Consulting Group, SHRM, and the European Association for Personnel Management found “managing talent” to be the most critical challenge.
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • Asia
      • Hong Kong culture and lifestyle
      • India’s reverse brain drain
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • North America
      • ConAgra foods national survey
      • Canada’s “Blackberry Blackout”
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • Human Resource Development (HRD) is defined as the integrated use of:
      • training and development
      • organizational development
      • career development
      • To improve the performance of the:
      • individual
      • group
      • organization
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • 3 Key HRD processes for improved performance:
      • conduct needs assessments
      • identify objectives
      • define evaluation criteria
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • The Business Case for Work Life Balance
      • Absenteeism
      • Recruitment and Retention
      • Productivity
      • Employee Engagement
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy 1 2 3 4
      • Make your business case a business imperative:
      • Link to organizational goals and objectives
      • Consider tangible and intangible benefits
      • Design to meet real needs
      • Identify accountability measures
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
    • Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • Five categories of work life balance programs:
      • Reducing work time
      • Health and wellness
      • Flexible working arrangements
      • Employee and family support
      • Leave and benefit options
      • Reducing Work Time
      • Limiting the amount of hours per week spent at work or on work-related activities
      • Limit overtime
      • Provide comptime
      • Proactive intervention
      • DDD policy
      • .
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • Flexible Working Arrangements
      • Allowing employees to have greater scheduling freedom in how they fulfill the obligations of their positions.
      • Flextime
      • Telecommuting
      • Compressed work week
      • Part-time work
      • ROWE
      • Lifecycle phases
      • Job sharing
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • Leave and Benefit Options
      • Providing employee plans and policies that cover items such as health care, insurance, and time away from work to use for personal or family reasons that go beyond legal requirements.
      • Vacation days
      • Sick Leave
      • Sabbaticals
      • Duvet days
      • Mandated vacation
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • Employee and Family Support
      • Providing support for employees and their families in their roles and responsibilities outside of work.
      • Dependent care
      • EAPs
      • Day cares
      • Concierge services
      • Life maintenance services
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • Health and Wellness
      • Offering encouragement and opportunities for employees to protect their health and overall well-being.
      • Smoking cessation
      • Health management
      • Workout facilities/gym memberships
      • Subsidized healthy meal choices
      • Wellness centers with yoga and meditation
      • Dual purpose learning
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • Activity
      • Inventory your organization’s current work/life balance initiatives
      • Identify strengths and opportunities
      • Discuss:
        • What programs do you have that are successful?
        • What areas need work?
        • How clear are your program objectives?
        • How are you evaluating their effectiveness?
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • 3 Key Questions
      • Does it matter?
      • Does it require employees to apply new KSAs?
      • How will you know it’s successful?
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
      • Activity
      • Pick one current or proposed initiative
      • Answer the 3 key questions for that initiative
      • Discuss:
        • What information is available to help you determine if it matters?
        • Are there any KSAs that need to be addressed? What SMEs can you leverage to help with that?
        • What are your success factors? Is there data already available that you can use to benchmark against?
      Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy
    • Applying HRD Fundamentals for a Successful Work Life Balance Strategy