Work-life conflict costs: a Canadian perspective

Baadel, Said
Kabene, Stefane
Majeed, Asim
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Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
With current trends showing increased work hours, dual-earner households, and less time spent with family, it is evident that there is a work-life conflict. It is important for human resource managers in Canada to adapt to this changing trend by implementing new policies and programs. Our goal was to discover if there was a correlation between the work-life conflict and absenteeism. Our research study demonstrated that there is no significant correlation between hours worked and time spent with family, but there is a positive significant relationship between time spent working and absenteeism. Our study also indicates a positive correlation between time spent with family and absenteeism. Canadian companies can ease the implications of work-life conflict by adopting some work-life best practices. These practices include reduced work hours and flexible schedules that are already prevalent in European countries. Copyright © 2020 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
This review is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this review is published in International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management (2020), available online at:
Flextime , Job spill , Work-life balance , Work-life best practices , Work-life conflict
Baadel, S., Kabene, S., & Majeed, A. (2020). Work-life conflict costs: a Canadian perspective. International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 20(2), 178-186.