Providing services to employees, especially in these economic times, is crucial in helping your employees find an appropriate work / life balance. Being competitive in any industry includes offering services to employees that other companies may not offer, including flex-time, telecommuting options, child-care options, and workout equipment / time for physical exercise.
With lives how they are these days, hectic, your employees are not only stressed on the job, but off the job as well. As the number of two-parent working households increase, so does the spreading of the daily and monthly household chores, such as cleaning, cooking, balancing the checkbook, playing chauffer to children’s activities, paying bills, shopping, etc. As there becomes less and less time to do this activities due to increased commute times and increased work hours and workloads, your employees will feel more and more stressed, thus producing lower quality and quantity of work, increasing employee turnover, and the overall general decline in employee morale and quality of life.