Scheduling, Leave, and Flexible Work

Exploring the adoption of virtual work: the role of virtual work self-efficacy and virtual work climate.

Previous research has shown that virtual work provides benefits to individual employees (e.g. less stress, higher job satisfaction, and higher productivity), the organization (e.g. lower real estate costs and higher commitment and performance) and, potentially, society at large (less traffic, less pollution, and lower healthcare costs through reduced stress and work-family conflict). To realize the [Read More...]

2022-10-18T20:12:13-04:00October 18th, 2022|

The influence of shared parental leave and care on lone mothers’ financial resources: The case of Iceland

Since 2000, Iceland has had an equal parental leave quota for both parents regardless of their marital status or a child’s legal residency. Lone mothers’ much-reported disadvantages and poverty risks have been found to be effectively alleviated by generous parental leave policies by promoting their employment. This study asks if the Icelandic parental leave policy [Read More...]

2022-09-23T13:21:07-04:00September 23rd, 2022|

When does presenteeism harm productivity the most? Employee motives as a key moderator of the presenteeism–productivity relationship

Purpose While presenteeism is empirically linked to lower productivity, the role of a person's motives for engaging in presenteeism has been overlooked. Using a Conservation of Resources Theory framework, we examine the moderating effects of presenteeism motives (approach and avoidance motives) on the presenteeism–productivity relationship. Design/methodology/approach A sample of 327 dental hygienists with chronic health [Read More...]

2022-08-26T12:33:08-04:00August 26th, 2022|

Job Satisfaction and Women’s Timing of Return to Work after Childbirth in the UK

This article examines to what extent multiple facets of pre-childbirth job satisfaction affect women's labor market outcomes after first childbirth in the UK. Using the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) we find that higher levels of overall job satisfaction increase the probability of returning to work sooner, and to the same job, during the sample [Read More...]

2022-08-26T12:29:29-04:00August 26th, 2022|

The impact of taking family leaves across Finnish fathers’ wage distribution

Evidence is mixed as to whether less- or more-advantaged fathers suffer penalties for taking paid family leave and the reasons for this. Perhaps selection into taking leave differs among fathers, or taking leave increases some fathers’ commitment to family over paid work, or taking it sends a negative signal to employers about future work-family priorities. [Read More...]

2022-08-12T10:08:25-04:00August 12th, 2022|

The benefits and penalties of formal and informal flexible working-time arrangements: evidence from a cohort study of Australian mothers

While flexible working-time arrangements are highly sought-after entitlements for the reconciliation of work and family responsibilities, they also risk workplace stigma and deterioration in users’ (typically mothers’) employment status and career prospects. Among potential influences on these outcomes is the formality of provisions. In this analysis we examine job satisfaction, work/family benefits and employment penalties [Read More...]

2022-08-12T09:52:05-04:00August 12th, 2022|

Supported here and supported there: understanding family-supportive supervisor behaviors in a telework context

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, work and life has became more blended as more workers have shifted to a telework context. Due to these notable changes in work and life, it is important to consider how supervisors are supporting their employees and how employees feel supported regarding their nonwork responsibilities. Here, we qualitatively [Read More...]

2022-08-12T09:46:07-04:00August 12th, 2022|

Mothers’ Regrets of Having (Or Not Having) Returned to Work After Childbirth: Longitudinal Relationships With Organizational Commitment

Postpartum mothers have to decide whether to leave the workforce for some time and, if so, when to return to paid work. Two kinds of regrets might evolve as a result of women's leave-related decisions: stay-at-home and return-to-work regrets. The present research investigates how these forms of regrets are associated with women's affective organizational commitment. We [Read More...]

2022-08-12T09:40:12-04:00July 14th, 2022|

Rules of Engagement: Flexplace and Ideal Workers

Employees increasingly claim they do not have enough time to manage the demands of both work and family/life. Workplace flexibility policies have been offered as a key solution to managing these conflicting demands. Yet, employers remain resistant to develop, implement, and endorse these policies. We suggest one avenue to further our understanding is a more [Read More...]

2022-08-12T09:40:39-04:00May 29th, 2022|

Gender and telework: Work and family experiences of teleworking professional, middle-class, married women with children during the Covid-19 pandemic in Turkey

This study focuses on the teleworking experiences of professional, middle-class, married women with children in Turkey in the context of Covid-19 pandemic. The aim of the study is to understand how switching to telework affected their family and work life during the Covid-19 lockdown. Semi-structured interviews were held during the lockdown measures with 18 women [Read More...]

2022-04-15T13:38:01-04:00April 15th, 2022|
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