Kenexa Research Institute Says Men Need Balance, Too

<p><strong>Wayne, Pa. &mdash; Jan. 2</strong><br />Research conducted by the Kenexa Research Institute (KRI), a division of Kenexa, a provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions, evaluated male workers&rsquo; opinions of work-life balance. The report is based on the analysis of data drawn from a representative sample of 10,000 U.S. workers who were surveyed through WorkTrends, KRI&rsquo;s 2007 annual survey of worker opinions.<br /><br />Men are playing a larger role in out-of-work responsibilities and therefore feel the pressure of balancing work and family demands. Due to the competing pressures from both work and home, men are becoming more aware of their organizations&rsquo; efforts to allow for the fulfillment of work-life balance.<br /><br />The results from the latest study indicate that 21 percent of men have unfavorable views of their company&rsquo;s work-life balance support, while 55 percent have favorable views. For all male workers studied, working in an organization that does not support work-life balance has a significant, unfavorable impact on how these workers rate their pride in their organization, willingness to recommend it as a place to work and their overall job satisfaction. Additionally, those male employees who have unfavorable views of their company&rsquo;s support for work-life balance state a much higher intention to leave the organization.<br /><br />Working for a company that does not support work-life balance also negatively impacts male workers&rsquo; views of their work and company. Men are less likely to report that their work provides a feeling of personal accomplishment, that people cooperate to get the job…



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