A number of employees, all around the globe, find it quite difficult to maintain a perfect balance between career and family. Life is getting busier and professional and personal lives blend in such a way that itoften makes one or the other suffer. Work-life balance is the art of balancing the personal life which includes family, friends and self, and professional life that includes work stress, targets, colleagues and many more factors. Employers and business leaders have also recognized the significance of work-life balance which is essential for maintaining a healthy workforce. Also, it’s important to identify the role of leaders that can help employees manage the components of professional and personal lives. The idea is splitting the time and energy of the employees efficiently between work and other activities of life. Employers need to create policies and procedures to encourage employees to take care of all the aspects of their life which, in turn, reduces stress. Work-life balance helps employees make time for self-care which ultimately helps in boosting work efficiency and productivity.
Most organizations attribute their success to having made a conscious effort to put the customer first. Now, some organizations are also applying the same principles to employees. Using this Consumerization of HR approach, organizations view employees as customers and serve their needs, in the same way, resulting in stronger employee engagement, loyalty, and improved resource planning. After all, it is employees who serve on the front lines of customer service and represent the company as brand ambassadors. It is employees who help meet business objectives. And it is employees who are ultimately responsible for the organization’s success. Continue reading “Employee First – Consumerization of HR”