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Work-Life Balance: The Importance of Human Resource Managers' Role

Work-Life Balance: The Importance of Human Resource Managers' Role
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Author(s): Susana Pasamar (Pablo de Olavide, Spain) and Macarena López-Fernández (Universidad de Cádiz, Spain)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 16
Source title: Gender Economics: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7510-8.ch012


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This chapter explores the role of human resource managers in work-life balance, analysing the evolution of women's role in society and in the labour market. The existence of different barriers that keep women far of managerial positions is pointed out, as well as the factors that could explain why this glass ceiling is still present. Human resource managers play an important role as agents responsible for the profitability and growth of the organization, but also as victims of work-family conflict of their own and as important actors in implementation of family-supportive policies designed to alleviate this conflict. Their perceptions about the positive and negative outcomes related to Work-life balance will be analised in this chapter.

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