Work Life Balance and its impact on Employee Engagement and Turnover

A study of employees and WLB practices deployed in the Further Education and Training sector in Ireland

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Work life balance practices are one of the key topics on HR agenda and are widely discussed by the scholar academics, employers and governments in the recent years. The literature review presented in this book shows that work life balance programmes have multiple benefits for employees and organizations. They have bearing on job satisfaction, better productivity and improved retention. They also induce employee loyalty, engagement, commitment and support high performance culture. Companies encouraging use of work life balance policies to accommodate non-work activities in other life domains achieve better motivation from staff, reduced absenteeism rates and face lower recruitment and training costs in the organizational life cycle. This book seeks to examine effects of WLB practices on employee engagement and turnover intention in the Further Education and Training sector in Ireland. It has been discovered that there is a gap in the literature that would specifically focus on Irish FET sector playing a significant role in the growth of Irish economy and business enterprises.


Iwona Waclawska


Iwona Waclawska graduated from National College of Ireland with MA in Human Resource Management. She has also obtained MA in History from Nicolaus Copernicus University. Iwona is Life & Executive Coach and highly experienced specialist in HRM. Since 2008 she pursued her career in SOLAS – Further Education & Training authority in Ireland.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Human Resources Management, work life balance, turnover intention, Further education and training, Employee Engagement

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