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The Millennials: The Importance of Employee Benefits to their Work Life Balance and their Recruitment and Retention in Business Positions

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With the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, the workforce is getting younger. Millennials will soon make up the majority of the workplace, and it is therefore imperative for organizations to understand the values and work expectations of this emerging

With the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, the workforce is getting younger. Millennials will soon make up the majority of the workplace, and it is therefore imperative for organizations to understand the values and work expectations of this emerging generation. This thesis examines the importance of employment benefits towards work life balance and work satisfaction to Millennials, and what employers can do to recruit and retain this generation of workers in the current marketplace. The data for this study was collected by surveying MBA students enrolled at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. A total of sixty-eight students completed the survey, forty-five being Millennials and twenty-three members of Generation X. The data was analyzed using various statistical techniques to assess the generational importance of work life balance and its relationship between particular employee benefits and recruitment and retention at organizations.

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The Effect of Work-Life Balance on Subjective Well-Being and Social Support in Midlife

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Understanding work-life balance is crucial for improving the work environment, managing work and personal demands, and maintaining well-being. However, scientific literature regarding work-life balance has not adequately investigated its long-term relationships with subjective well-being and social support factors. Up to

Understanding work-life balance is crucial for improving the work environment, managing work and personal demands, and maintaining well-being. However, scientific literature regarding work-life balance has not adequately investigated its long-term relationships with subjective well-being and social support factors. Up to this point, empirical research uses cross-sectional or short-term longitudinal data and is focused on broad outcomes related to work-life balance. The current study adds to the literature by breaking down work-life balance into work interference, how work experiences negatively contribute to personal life, and work enhancement, how work experiences positively contribute to personal life. Work-life balance factors will be explored with relationships between three components of subjective well-being: positive affect, negative affect, and life satisfaction. Additional examined relationships are between work-life balance factors and quality of social support through positive and negative relationships with spouse, family, and friends. Finally, the relationships with work-life balance are examined with potential covariates. The research questions will be tested with multilevel models using data collected from 2006 \u2014 2014 from the Health and Retirement Study, a longitudinal panel survey of participants in midlife and old age. In short, work enhancement is predictive of the level and change in life satisfaction and positive factors; work interference is predictive of the level and change in negative factors. The discussion focuses on understanding the directionality of the relationships and how future research can build upon the understanding of subjective well-being and social support.

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2016-12

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Priorities in A Sales Person's Work Flow

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Workers in sales roles are often faced with a large number of time management decisions on a daily basis. Sales people must choose where they should be spending their time in order to create revenue while also maintaining a healthy

Workers in sales roles are often faced with a large number of time management decisions on a daily basis. Sales people must choose where they should be spending their time in order to create revenue while also maintaining a healthy work-life balance. In this thesis project, a sales process is analyzed to see if there is an opportunity to increase both revenue and work-life balance. This paper investigates a wholesale insurance brokerage company, Risk Placement Services, and their sales force of brokers. A significant portion of these brokers’ workday consists of the backend task of marketing accounts to insurance carriers to find coverage. This is necessary for the completion of the sales cycle but either limits the amount of time brokers can be out on the road or on calls trying to bring in new business or makes them work longer off the clock hours to get these accounts out to insurance carriers. The more business a broker is bringing in, the more time they have to spend marketing these new accounts to carriers, which puts them into a constant snowball of increasing tasks and goals. The main model for the analysis of this problem will be Reframing Organizations by Bolman & Deal which focuses on using their four-frame model to analyze and gain more insight into organizations. Being able to understand this problem from multiple perspectives will allow a more holistic solution to be reached. Following this analysis multiple potential solutions are discussed towards the end of this thesis project.

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Understanding Employees: Insight into a Time-Off Request System

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This thesis project is an analysis of the current system Company X has implemented to allow employees of their Customer Service Operations (CSO) to request time-off from work. It includes research based on Lee Bolman and Terry Deal’s Four-Frame model

This thesis project is an analysis of the current system Company X has implemented to allow employees of their Customer Service Operations (CSO) to request time-off from work. It includes research based on Lee Bolman and Terry Deal’s Four-Frame model outlined in their book, Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership. Using the four-frame model by Bolman and Deal, the research outlines the basis for key suggestions on how to improve this system to present employees with an environment that promotes healthy work-life balance. Furthermore, the research includes information about call center environments outside of Company X who have faced similar issues of employees having a healthy work-life balance. It also goes into detail on how they managed to maintain productivity, combat issues of employee job dissatisfaction, and further promote a healthy work-life balance for employees. The research is also based on making important connections for how these suggestions can be very complementary to the already ongoing effort that Company X does to ensure their employees’ happiness is a priority.

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2021-05

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Hispanic entrepreneurs' anticipatory work-life socialization: conceptual analysis of narrative accounts

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This narrative study sought to understand the socialization experiences of Hispanic entrepreneurs. While several studies have explored socialization and work-life wellness, few have focused specifically on Hispanics or entrepreneurs. A total of 25 participants were formally interviewed for this study

This narrative study sought to understand the socialization experiences of Hispanic entrepreneurs. While several studies have explored socialization and work-life wellness, few have focused specifically on Hispanics or entrepreneurs. A total of 25 participants were formally interviewed for this study including 16 entrepreneurs and 9 of their family members. Data were also collected through participant observation in which 210 participants were observed at several venues. Participants were recruited from three Southwestern states including: Arizona, Colorado, and Texas. The study employed qualitative interpretive methods to collect and analyze data. Research questions focused on the socialization experiences Hispanic entrepreneurs' reported, how they narrated the ways in which these experiences influenced their work-lives as entrepreneurs, and what they and their family members reported about the relationship between family and work. Results indicate Hispanic entrepreneurs were exposed to work at very young ages, acquired a variety of skills (e.g. sales and leadership) that transferred to their careers as entrepreneurs, and developed coping skills which helped them deal with business and personal hardships. Moreover, participants noted the ways in which faith, positive self-talk, and emotional labor played a role in their work lives. Finally, this research extends current constructions of care and what constitutes work and quality family time.

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2012

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Different concerns for different careers: doctoral student career trajectories toward and away from the research professorship

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Research has revealed that familial concerns and obligations do impact the career decision making of people who shift their career goal away from the research academy and towards careers that are perceived as less intensive in terms of time and

Research has revealed that familial concerns and obligations do impact the career decision making of people who shift their career goal away from the research academy and towards careers that are perceived as less intensive in terms of time and productivity demands. However, this same research line does not explain whether or not those who persist in a research professorship career aspiration experience the same familial concerns and obligations as those who shift or compromise on that goal. In line with the theory of circumscription and compromise (TCC), the current study examined specific accessibility concerns, or perceptions of barriers associated with implementing a preferred career, that contribute to doctoral student career decision making. More specifically, two groups including those who shifted their career path away from the research professorship (compromisers) and those whose career paths remain geared towards the research professorship (persisters) were examined by multivariate analysis of variance with a covariate (MANCOVA) to determine how accessibility concerns differ according to group membership. Accessibility concerns were also examined for gender differences. Results from multivariate and between-subjects follow up tests point to significant differences between the two groups on two accessibility concerns, planning for a career and family and some components of work-time flexibility preferences. Compromisers reported significantly higher preferences for work-time flexibility and scored higher on the planning for a career and a family measure when compared to persisters. No gender differences in accessibility concerns were found but female persisters were less likely than male persisters to indicate plans for children/presence of children. This study provides support for the TCC as applied to doctoral student career development and provides evidence that doctoral student persisters and compromisers do not experience accessibility concerns in the same way.

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2018