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Work Life Balance

Whether you work to live or live to work, too much of one and not enough of the other is never good. We know people work long hours and no one ever got promoted by spending less time at the office, but work/life balance is becoming more important than it's ever been. We've got tips and expert advice on how to create and sustain that balance so you'll be happy both at home and at work.

Work Life Balance Advice

  • Time off: Military Leave

    Updated laws and legislation protect members of the uniformed services from certain workplace uncertainties, allowing reservists and guardsmen to leave their civilian posts to serve their country without having to worry about job security, … Read more...

  • Time Off: Paid Time Off from Work

    Employers know that their employees need a break once in a while. That's why companies offer paid time off (PTO) in the form of vacation days, holidays, personal leave, and sick leave. Some employers' plans offer a specific amount of days … Read more...

  • Time Off: Whatever Happened to Leisure Time?

    Forty years ago, economists predicted that the U.S. workforce was heading into a crisis of leisure - that people would soon have so much free time they wouldn't know what to do with it. As the impact of technology made more and more human … Read more...

  • 10 Best Ways to Spend Your Salary This Wedding Season

    The cost of weddings is high. High for everyone, but couples are spending less to attend these milestone events. To attend an out of town wedding our respondents were asked what they spent on transportation, lodging, meals, and … Read more...

  • Other Forms of Health Coverage

    Health benefits concern the physical well being of employees and their families. Broadly speaking, this could include such things as medical coverage, dental and vision insurance, prescription drug plans, certain types of disability … Read more...

  • Benefits Basics

    Benefits can significantly increase the value of the compensation package. The costs for providing benefits such as health insurance, retirement , training, vacation and personal days, and other perks could be a significant percentage of … Read more...

  • Salary.com's Salary Value Index

    Are you living beyond your means? Is your paycheck not stretching far enough? Perhaps you're even having trouble finding a job. Maybe it's time to jump a plane to one of the cities at the top of Salary.com's "Salary Value" index. We found … Read more...

  • How do I discuss returning to full-time after an absence?

    How do I discuss returning to full-time after an absence? Read more...

  • How to Play Ball at the Company Picnic

    Do I have to attend the company's annual softball picnic? I hate forced socializing almost as much as I hate softball. I am to the point where I am considering faking an injury just to avoid this thing! Read more...

  • What expenses should my employer pay if I work from home?

    I have started a new job under the assumption that I would be working out of my employer's home-based office for about four months. Now he is telling me I need to work from my home. I have an associate's degree with over five years of … Read more...