“Balancing Act” by Judith M. Wilson (North Bay Business Journal) on September 22, 2017.
Striking a balance between work and home life is a challenge for today’s workers. A Pew Research Study conducted in 2012 showed that half of all working parents with children under 18 found juggling competing priorities difficult, and one-third thought they were spending too little time with their children. Work tends to occupy the greatest part of the day, and it’s the way many people define themselves, so job satisfaction is important. But time with loved ones makes life meaningful and is even more important, and employers are discovering that helping employees find ways to balance work and their personal lives is beneficial for business as well as families.