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WORK LIFE / BALANCE DEBATE- PART II: The Five TOPS by Regions, Countries, Companies and Jobs -

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The FIVE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES BY REGIONS and COUNTRIESIt is educating to see the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)  map of better life index. The assessment of better life varies by regions and by countries, from life satisfaction to safety through education and environment.

Interesting enough, Health is primary in France, Canada, Australia, the Russian Federation,  and Norway.
Life-Work balance is important in Mauritius Island, Mali, Montenegro and Nicaragua.
Life Satisfactionprevails in US, Germany, UK, as well as Croatia, Poland and Sweden and Finland.
Safety is paramount in Japan, Venezuela, Kazakhstan, and The Bahamas.
Education is important in Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Argentina

The FIVE TOP COMPANIES

According to Glassdoor, there are 25 companies that are rated to be the best in work/life balance policies. Employees do love it.
Those organizations include non-profit, as well as international ones.

The five top companies are the following: (increasing sc…

WORK LIFE / BALANCE DEBATE - Part I: A BUSINESS, A HR, OR PERSONAL CHOICE?

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Work/Life balance exists and is possible for privileged functions. It is undeniably  accessible at both ends of the spectrum: high- and low-end positions, and globally, to a certain extent. The difference is in income stability and real choices. Is work/life balance just empty words or an intellectual speech for some of us? In a SHRM article, it is defined as a myth. So true, it is a matter of priorities.
TOUCH: THREE ASPECTS OF WORK/LIFE BALANCE Until you know first hand through one way or another about a specific subject, it is just talk, intellectualized talk. If you have ever been in a French environment, you would know about dwelling into that intellectual talk. Somehow inexplicably satisfying.  So, flexibility, let's talk about it, really: you have to touch and feel it. Then you would be able to say that you know it, from an individual standpoint. There are three major faces of Work/Life Balance.

1- Work/Life Balance by Occupation
At one end of the spectrum is the face of li…