Research and analysis

Work life balance: business costs and benefits - literature review

Summary of published evidence on the costs and benefits to business of flexible working, parental leave, and childcare support practices.

Detail

This report summarises the literature on the costs and benefits to business of adopting work-life balance practices including:

  • flexible working (flexi-time, working from home, reduced hours, job sharing and term-time working)
  • policies specifically directed at families (maternity, paternity, parental leave/pay, and childcare support provision such as onsite nurseries)