Work-Life Policy: Effect on Retention of Public Employees

The need for employees to achieve work-life balance is driving organizations to create family-friendly policies. This paper will explore the history of work-life balance and the family-friendly policies that have been initiated to address this need. Furthermore, this paper will also look at how organizations are striving to assists employees in achieving work-life balance by offering benefits, such as, child care, telework, and alternative work scheduled. In order to acquire accurate data, a quantitative program design with a one group pretest-posttest project design was utilized. Samples consisted of randomly selected Social Workers from the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services. All the data gathered was conducted via work email which included a survey link. The evidence presented in this paper suggest that work-life balance has a positive effect on retention and satisfaction.